Doña Ana County

Centro Conjunto de Información COVID-19 - 9 de septiembre de 2020

Centro Conjunto de Información COVID-19 - 9 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

No report.

City of Sunland Park

Capt. Dennis Schoen, Sunland Park Fire Dept.

No report.

City of Las Cruces

Jennifer Martinez

Steve Ramirez

Current Parks & Rec status:

At least one park is open in each district with others opening slowly. Restrooms and water fountains are not open.

Las Cruces Police / Las Cruces Fire

Dan Trujillo

Nothing new to report.

Las Cruces Public Schools

Samantha Lewis

Kelly Jameson

Expanded meal distribution will continue until December. Every child has access to this food resource. 

Meeting of the school board scheduled for September 15, 2020 to discuss when schools will reopen for in-person learning.

Doña Ana County

Catherine Zaharko

Luce Rubio

Jamie Michael

Government Center reopened to the public on September 8, 2020.  Precautions are in place to protect the public and county employees.

Doña Ana County Sheriff’s Office

Andrea Ferrales-Nevarez

Nothing new to report.

Doña Ana County Detention Center

Capt. Bryan Baker

No report.

Village of Hatch

Chief Tim Thornton, Hatch Police Dept.

No report.

Town of Mesilla

Dorothy Sellers  

Nothing new to report.

Memorial Medical Center

Ryan Perkins

Nothing new to report.

Mountain View Regional Medical Center

Ben Woods

Flu vaccine is beginning to arrive and will be distributed to MVRMC clinics.  Dates for 'Boo to the Flu' event are being set. 

MVRMC is still in good shape as far as capacity. COVID-19 cases are lower right now.

New Mexico State University

Justin Bannister

No new cases of COVID-19 this week. 

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

Nothing new to 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 09/09/20

  • Anthony - Public Health Office
  • Chaparral - La Clinica De Familia
  • Hatch - Ben Archer Health Center
  • Las Cruces - NMSU Aggie Health Center
  • Las Cruces - Casa Bella Assisted Living
  • Las Cruces - Blue Horizon Assisted Living
  • Las Cruces - Public Health Office
  • Sunland Park - Public Health Office