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Posted on: June 12, 2020

JIC Notes June 10, 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 Updates (Including Dona Ana, Catron, Socorro, Grant, Sierra, Luna, Lincoln, Hidalgo, and Otero Counties as of 6/10/2020 11:30 a.m.)


Currently In Use
Capacity
Remaining Availability
Total ICU Capability
61
149
88




COVID Patient Hospitalization



Positive COVID Admitted
16






Ventilator Use
Currently in Use
Capacity
Remaining Availability
Vent Availability
14
90
76




Regional updates:  

City of Anthony Chief Vanessa Ordoñez, Anthony Police Dept.  Oscar Dominguez, City Manager www.cityofanthonynm.com Chief Ordoñez, Anthony PD—Operations are going well,  PD has not experienced any exposures, still good on PPE. 

Oscar Dominguez, City Manager—Nothing new to report. 

City of Sunland Park 

Capt. Dennis Schoen, Sunland Park Fire 

www.sunlandpark-nm.gov  No update Wednesday. 

City of Las Cruces 

Jennifer Martinez 

Steve Ramirez 

www.las-cruces.org  Special Work Session June 12-COVID-19 Update   https://lascruces.civicweb.net/Portal/meetinginformation.aspx?Org=Cal&ID=144  Pools phased in reopening http://las-cruces.org/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=2949  

Las Cruces Police / Las Cruces Fire 

Dan Trujillo 

www.las-cruces.org Recently learned of a second officer who has tested positive for COVID-19.  In addition to the two officers, another four are on quarantine as a precaution.   

Las Cruces Public Schools 

Samantha Lewis 

Kelly Jameson 

www.lcps.net  Summer workouts will begin for student athletes on June 22, training for coaches will begin June 15. The LCPS Re-Entry Task Force has a target date of July 8 to release plans to the public. 

Doña Ana County 

Catherine Zaharko 

Luce Rubio 

Jamie Michael 

www.donaanacounty.org  County is working on COVID-19 testing for all county employees and their families. 

Doña Ana County Sheriff’s Office 

Sgt. Robyn Gojkovich 

   Nothing new to report. 

Doña Ana County Detention Center 

Capt. Bryan Baker 

www.donaanacounty.org/detention  No update Wednesday. 

Village of Hatch No update Wednesday. 

Chief Tim Thornton, Hatch PD www.villageofhatch.org  

Town of Mesilla 

Dorothy Sellers 

www.mesillanm.gov  Nothing new to report.      

Memorial Medical Center 

Ryan Perkins 

www.mmclc.org   No update Wednesday. 

MountainView Regional Medical 

Center 

Ben Woods 

www.mountainviewregional.com    Nothing new to report.  

New Mexico State University 

Justin Bannister 

www.nmsu.edu  No update Wednesday. 

New Mexico State University Police 

Deputy Chief Andrew Bowen 

www.nmsupolice.com   No update Wednesday.  

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/  Nothing new to report.   

State of NM Aging & Long-Term 

Services  

Andrea Ferrales-Nevarez, Ombudsman Program http://www.nmaging.state.nm.us No update Wednesday.  

Mesilla Valley Regional Dispatch 

Authority 

Hugo Costa, Executive Director 

www.mvrda.org   No update Wednesday. 

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   No update Wednesday.   

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