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Posted on: July 29, 2020

JIC Notes July 29, 2020


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 weekly conference call at 10 a.m. on Wednesdays. 

The notes compiled during that call are made available at and 

Regional updates:
City of Anthony
Chief Vanessa Ordoñez, 

Anthony Police Dept.
Oscar Dominguez, 

City Manager
No report. Still good on PPE. 

City of Sunland Park
Capt. Dennis Schoen, Sunland Park Fire
No report.

City of Las Cruces
Jennifer Martinez
Steve Ramirez
Nothing new to report.

Las Cruces Police/Las Cruces Fire
Dan Trujillo
No report.

Las Cruces Public Schools
Samantha Lewis
Kelly Jameson
Nothing to report.

Doña Ana County
Catherine Zaharko
Luce Rubio
Jamie Michael
Government Center remains closed due to COVID-19.  Working on getting PPE kits for community use.  

Doña Ana County Sheriff’s Office
Sheriff Kim Stewart
No report.

Doña Ana County Detention Center
Capt. Bryan Baker
Nothing new to report.

Village of Hatch
Chief Tim Thornton, Hatch PD
No report.

Town of Mesilla 
Dorothy Sellers
Nothing new to report. 

Memorial Medical Center
Ryan Perkins
Nothing new to report.

MountainView Regional Medical Center
Ben Woods
COVID numbers are up, across the board and Medical Center able to adapt and manage the increase and in a good position,at this point.

Able to also continue to meet patients’ other needs out there, including clinic visits and elective surgeries.The organization is adapting to this new reality and learning to operate and manage in this new environment. 

New Mexico State University
Justin Bannister
Out-of-state students return for fall semester this weekend into the dormitories. Regular move-in is from Aug. 14 to Aug. 16. 

New Mexico State University
Police Deputy Chief Andrew Bowen Nothing new to report.

Office of Emergency Management
Cullen Combs
Amanda Bowen
Nothing new to report. 

Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility
Lt. Carlos Reyes
No report.

State of NM Aging & Long-Term Services
Andrea Ferrales-Nevarez,
Ombudsman Program
No report.

Mesilla Valley Regional Dispatch Authority
Hugo Costa, Executive Director
No report.

U.S. Border Patrol, El Paso Sector
Officer Joseph Barron
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

Testing Sites for 7-29-20:
Anthony – Public Health Office
Chaparral –La Clinica De Familia
Deming –BeeHive Homes
Deming –KIDD-O Ranch LLC
Las Cruces –Blue Horizon Assisted Living
Las Cruces –Casa Bella Assisted Living
Las Cruces-Public Health Office
Lordsburg –Hidalgo Medical Services
Santa Teresa –La Clinica De Familia
Silver City –FQHCSocorro –Public Health Office
Sunland Park –Public Health Office

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