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Posted on: June 12, 2020

JIC Notes June 12, 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 (Including Dona Ana, Catron, Socorro, Grant, Sierra, Luna, Lincoln, Hidalgo, and Otero Counties as of June 12, 2020 at 11:30 a.m.):


Currently In use
Capacity
Remaining Availability
Total ICU Capability
61
136
75




COVID Patient Hospitalization



Positive COVID Admitted
14






Ventilator Use



Vent Availability
13
90
77




Regional updates:  

City of Anthony Chief Vanessa Ordoñez, Anthony Police Dept.  Oscar Dominguez, City Manager www.cityofanthonynm.com Chief Ordoñez, Anthony PD—Nothing new to report. Oscar Dominguez, City Manager—Hours of MVD expanding to 8 AM to 2 PM, still by appointment. 

City of Sunland Park Capt. Dennis Schoen, Sunland Park Fire www.sunlandpark-nm.gov  No report. 

City of Las Cruces 

Jennifer Martinez 

Steve Ramirez 

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

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  LCPS is planning a press release announcing /unveiling  our Re-Entry Task Force following the  COVID-19 shutdown.  It will be available on www.lcps.net.  

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 

   No report. 

Doña Ana County Detention Center 

Capt. Bryan Baker 

www.donaanacounty.org/detention  3 officers tested positive for COVID-19.  14 are under quarantine, but so far all of those tests have come back negative.   

Village of Hatch 

Chief Tim Thornton, Hatch PD 

www.villageofhatch.org  No report. 

Town of Mesilla Dorothy Sellers www.mesillanm.gov  No report.     

Memorial Medical Center 

Ryan Perkins 

www.mmclc.org  Returning to normal business.  “TAG” testing tomorrow at MMC staffed by MMC residents.   Another “TAG” is scheduled for the 27th.  

MountainView Regional Medical 

Center 

Ben Woods 

www.mountainviewregional.com    Nothing new to report.  

New Mexico State University 

Justin Bannister 

www.nmsu.edu  The Rapid Response Team continues to focus on the big picture: The NMSU system will be open and #NMSUReady for students when they arrive on campus Aug. 14 for move-in and Aug. 19 for the first day of classes.   For more information, go to safety.nmsu.edu.   

New Mexico State University Police 

Deputy Chief Andrew Bowen 

www.nmsupolice.com   No report.  

Office of Emergency Management 

Cullen Combs 

Amanda Bowen 

www.donaanacounty.org/emergency 

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 

Andrea Ferrales-Nevarez, Ombudsman Program  Nothing new to report.   

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  COVID-19 Testing for week of June 15, 2020: Monday—LC Public Health Office Wednesday—Sunland Park Public Health Office Thursday—Food processing facility (not open to public) Thursday—Radium Springs, agricultural group (not open to the public)

 

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