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Posted on: June 5, 2020

JIC Notes June 5, 2020

COVID-19

Media contact: Catherine Zaharko, Doña Ana County
575-525-5801 • catherinez@donaanacounty.org  

OBJECTIVE: To streamline communication between local government agencies during the COVID-19 response. Partner organizations include city and county representatives, local hospitals, the Department of Health, jail and prison facilities, first responders, the Las Cruces Public School district, the Town of Mesilla, City of Anthony, City of Sunland Park and Village of Hatch.  

JIC members collaborate on a daily conference call at 10 a.m., Monday, Wednesday and Friday. The notes compiled during that call are made available at www.las-cruces.org and www.donaanacounty.org. 

REGIONAL HOSPITAL RESOURCES (INCLUDES: Dona Ana, Catron, Socorro, Grant, Sierra, Luna, Lincoln, Hidalgo, and Otero Counties):


CURRENTLY IN USE
CAPACITY
REMAINING AVAILABILITY

TOTAL ICU CAPABILITY
48
149
101






COVID PATIENT HOSPITALIZATION




POSITIVE COVID ADMITTED
12








VENTILATOR USE




VENT AVAILABILITY
17
90
73







Regional updates:  

City of Anthony Chief Vanessa Ordoñez, Anthony Police Dept.  Oscar Dominguez, City Manager The city gave away 1,800 masks on Wednesday.   There is concern about the growing number of COVID-19 cases in El Paso. 

www.cityofanthonynm.com 

City of Sunland Park 

Capt. Dennis Schoen, Sunland Park Fire 

www.sunlandpark-nm.gov  On June 11, 2020, a DOH “TAG” testing will be held from 7 AM-10 AM.   

City of Las Cruces 

Jennifer Martinez 

Steve Ramirez 

www.las-cruces.org  Special City Council meeting being held today to discuss utilization of face coverings throughout the city.   

Las Cruces Police / Las Cruces Fire 

Dan Trujillo 

www.las-cruces.org Nothing new to report. 

Las Cruces Public Schools 

Samantha Lewis 

Kelly Jameson 

www.lcps.net  Zoom meeting today with the athletic directors to discuss how athletics will be handled in the new school year.  Samantha will send out a press release  

Doña Ana County 

Catherine Zaharko 

Luce Rubio 

Jamie Michael 

www.donaanacounty.org   Nothing new to report.  

Doña Ana County Sheriff’s Office 

Sgt. Robyn Gojkovich 

www.goDASO.org  Sheriff is handing out masks throughout the county.      

Doña Ana County Detention Center 

Capt. Bryan Baker 

www.donaanacounty.org/detention  Nothing new to report.  

Village of Hatch 

Chief Tim Thornton, Hatch PD 

www.villageofhatch.org  No report.  

Town of Mesilla Dorothy Sellers www.mesillanm.gov   Nothing new to report.      

Memorial Medical Center 

Ryan Perkins 

www.mmclc.org   No report. 

MountainView Regional Medical 

Center 

Ben Woods 

www.mountainviewregional.com    Nothing new to report.   

New Mexico State University 

Justin Bannister 

www.nmsu.edu  Face to face classes will resume in August with a few exceptions and a hybrid model for some classes.  NMSU has put together “tiger teams” to facilitate the return to campus strategies.  

New Mexico State University Police 

Deputy Chief Andrew Bowen 

www.nmsupolice.com   Nothing new to report.  

Office of Emergency Management 

Cullen Combs 

Amanda Bowen 

www.donaanacounty.org/emergency  Nothing new to report.  

Southern New Mexico Correctional 

Facility 

Lt. Carlos Reyes 

https://cd.nm.gov/nmcd-prison-facilities/southern-

new-mexico-correctional-facility/  No report.   

State of NM Aging & Long-Term 

Services  Nothing new to report. 

Andrea Ferrales-Nevarez, Ombudsman Program http://www.nmaging.state.nm.us  

Mesilla Valley Regional Dispatch 

Authority 

Hugo Costa, Executive Director 

www.mvrda.org   No report. 

U.S. Border Patrol, El Paso Sector 

Officer Joseph Barron 

www.cbp.gov/border-security/along-us-

borders/border-patrol-sectors/el-paso-sector-texas  Due to staffing constraints, CBP will not be contributing daily updates to the Joint Information Center. Occasional messages will be passed along via email as necessary.     

NM Department of Health 

David Morgan 

www.cv.nmhealth.org  

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