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Posted on: June 20, 2020

JIC Notes June 19, 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 6/18/20 at 11 a.m.:


Currently in Use
Capacity
Remaining Availabillity
Total ICU Capability
49
116
67




COVID Patient Hospitalization



Positive COVID Admitted
6






Ventilator Use



Vent Availability
14
84
70







Regional updates:  

City of Anthony Chief Vanessa Ordoñez, Anthony Police Dept.  Oscar Dominguez, City Manager www.cityofanthonynm.com Chief Ordoñez, Anthony PD—Next Tuesday, 6/23/20, the City of Anthony will do employee testing.  Food drive will be held at St. Anthony’s Church on Monday, 6/22/20. Oscar Dominguez, City Manager—No report. 

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  Summer workouts will begin Monday for high school football, volleyball, soccer and cross country. Coaches have been screened for COVID-19 and strict safety guidelines are in place. Student athletes will be required to wear masks upon entry and exit from the field, and staff will wear masks for the entire workout. More information can be found here: http://www.lcps.net/2020/06/05/lcps-guidance-for-the-return-of-fall-sports/  

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 No report. 

Village of Hatch 

Chief Tim Thornton, Hatch PD No report. 

www.villageofhatch.org  

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    No report.  

New Mexico State University 

Justin Bannister 

www.nmsu.edu  No report. 

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  No 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 

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   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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