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Posted on: June 18, 2020

JIC Notes June 17, 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):


Currently In Use
Capacity
Remaining Availability
Total ICU Capability
54
116
62




COVID Patient Hospitalization



Positive COVID Admitted
12






Ventilator Use



Vent Availability
20
87
67





Regional updates:  

City of Anthony Chief Vanessa Ordoñez, Anthony Police Dept.  Oscar Dominguez, City Manager Chief Ordoñez, Anthony PD—Nothing new to report. Oscar Dominguez, City Manager—No report. 

www.cityofanthonynm.com 

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  Re-entry Task Force in full swing.  Report to community on July 6, 2020.  Classes scheduled to begin August 12, 2020. 

Doña Ana County 

Catherine Zaharko 

Luce Rubio 

Jamie Michael 

www.donaanacounty.org  We did employee testing yesterday, June 16, 2020.  129 tests performed. 

Doña Ana County Sheriff’s Office 

Sgt. Robyn Gojkovich 

   No report. 

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  Nothing new to report.  

MountainView Regional Medical 

Center 

Ben Woods 

www.mountainviewregional.com    Nothing new to report.  

New Mexico State University 

Justin Bannister 

www.nmsu.edu  NMSU has a very comprehensive return to campus plan for re-opening the campus.  Details of the plan are available at: ready.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 The UAC has created a “Skilled Nursing Facilities Strike Team” who’s purpose is to partner with Fire & Emergency Services Subject Matter Experts to conduct Staff Assistance Visits to the SNF locations to assist in COVID-19 pre/trans/post planning for their facilities. The POC is Ms. Jacquie Saldana, OEM at ext:  642-8935  

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 

http://www.nmaging.state.nm.us Nothing new to report. 

Mesilla Valley Regional Dispatch Authority Hugo Costa, Executive Director www.mvrda.org   Nothing new to 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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