Doña Ana County

Centro Conjunto de Información COVID-19 - 16 de septiembre de 2020

Centro Conjunto de Información COVID-19 - 16 de septiembre de 2020

Media contact: Catherine Zaharko, Doña Ana County  |  575-525-5801 |

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

Nothing new to report.

Board meeting at 6 PM. The agenda is on the website.

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

  • The LCPS School Board voted 4-1 to continue fully remote learning until the spring semester, with small groups of special education and at-promised youth introduced to in-person learning and tutoring). 
  • Fairacres Elementary opened Tuesday, Sept. 15 after a two-week closure. Four employees at Fairacres tested positive for COVID since Aug. 14.
  • One Mayfield High School employee tested positive Friday, Sept. 11. Staff and the public were notified. 

Doña Ana County

Catherine Zaharko

Luce Rubio

Jamie Michael

The Government Center re-opened to the public on September 8, 2020. 

Doña Ana County Sheriff’s Office

Andrea Ferrales-Nevarez     

No report.

Doña Ana County Detention Center

Capt. Bryan Baker            

No 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

Low numbers of COVID-19 are allowing the hospital to again allow visitors.  Effective 9/22/20, each patient is permitted to have one visitor per day.  Visiting hours are from 1 PM to 5 PM.  Masks are required and screenings will be performed. 

MountainView Regional Medical Center

Ben Woods

No report.

New Mexico State University

Justin Bannister

Everything is going well at NMSU.  Zero cases of COVID over the past 2 weeks.  Research projects are ongoing.  The contact tracing app is operational and available for Apple and Android devices.

New Mexico State University Police

Deputy Chief Andrew Bowen

Nothing new to report.

Office of Emergency Management

Cullen Combs                   

Amanda Bowen

No 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 08/26/20     

  • Anthony - Public Health Office
  • Chaparral - La Clinica De Familia
  • Hatch - Ben Archer Health Center
  • Las Cruces - NMSU Aggie Health Center
  • Las Cruces - NMSU Athletic Department
  • Las Cruces - Blue Horizon Assisted Living
  • Las Cruces - Public Health Office
  • Las Cruces - Casa Bella Assisted Living
  • Sunland Park - Public Health Office
  • La Union - La Clinica de Familia mobile unit at  St. Luke’s Episcopal Church