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Posted on: June 22, 2020

JIC Notes June 22, 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 updates: 

City of Anthony Chief Vanessa Ordoñez, Anthony Police Dept. Oscar Dominguez, City Manager www.cityofanthonynm.com Chief Ordonez-1100 am food distribution in Anthony. City employee testing (7:30 – 9:00) 

City of Sunland Park 

Capt. Dennis Schoen, Sunland Park Fire 

www.sunlandpark-nm.gov Capt Schoen – All personnel will return to work (PD) as of today. 

City of Las Cruces 

Jennifer Martinez 

Steve Ramirez 

www.las-cruces.org Jennifer Martinez – sent link http://www.las-cruces.org/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=3017 for drought/COVID fireworks restrictions. Will not have electric light parade, might have fireworks (working on safety plan), if possible 

Las Cruces Police / Las Cruces Fire Dan Trujillo – nothing to report 

Dan Trujillo www.las-cruces.org 

Las Cruces Public Schools 

Samantha Lewis 

Kelly Jameson 

www.lcps.net Kelly Jameson: Summer workout began, phase I started. Board meeting on Thursday, w/reentry plan. Aug 12 – School planning to start again 

Doña Ana County 

Catherine Zaharko 

Luce Rubio 

Jamie Michael 

www.donaanacounty.org Not available 

Doña Ana County Sheriff’s Office 

Sgt. Robyn Gojkovich 

Robyn Gojkovich – nothing to report 

Doña Ana County Detention Center 

Capt. Bryan Baker 

www.donaanacounty.org/detention Not available 

Village of Hatch 

Chief Tim Thornton, Hatch PD 

www.villageofhatch.org Chief Thornton – Nothing to report 

Town of Mesilla 

Dorothy Sellers 

www.mesillanm.gov Not available 

Memorial Medical Center 

Ryan Perkins 

www.mmclc.org Not available 

MountainView Regional Medical 

Center 

Ben Woods No update 

www.mountainviewregional.com 

New Mexico State University 

Justin Bannister 

www.nmsu.edu Not available 

New Mexico State University Police 

Deputy Chief Andrew Bowen 

www.nmsupolice.com Nothing to report 

Office of Emergency Management 

Cullen Combs 

Amanda Bowen 

www.donaanacounty.org/emergency Cullen Combs: Working existing process as planned 

Southern New Mexico Correctional 

Facility 

Lt. Carlos Reyes 

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

new-mexico-correctional-facility/ Not available 

State of NM Aging & Long-Term 

Services 

Andrea Ferrales-Nevarez, Ombudsman Program 

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

Mesilla Valley Regional Dispatch 

Authority 

Hugo Costa, Executive Director 

www.mvrda.org Not available 

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 Not available 

www.cv.nmhealth.org

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