Doña Ana County

Centro Conjunto de Información COVID-19 - 26 de agosto de 2020

Centro Conjunto de Información COVID-19 - 26 de agosto 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.


No report.



City of Sunland Park

Capt. Dennis Schoen, Sunland Park Fire

No report.

City of Las Cruces

Jennifer Martinez

Steve Ramirez

Special meeting of city council on Thursday.


Las Cruces Police / Las Cruces Fire

Dan Trujillo

Nothing new to report.

Las Cruces Public Schools

Samantha Lewis

Kelly Jameson

KFOX reported that one staff member of LCPS tested positive for COVID-19.  All protocols were followed and individuals who were in contact with that person have been notified. 


NM Environmental Agency has put together a report about COVID-19 exposures and the report is available on their website.

Doña Ana County

Catherine Zaharko

Luce Rubio

Jamie Michael

Government Center remains closed to the public due to COVID-19.

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 PD

Nothing new to 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

Nothing new to report.

New Mexico State University

Justin Bannister

2nd week of classes.  A public dashboard about COVID-19 is available at 

Testing for employees and students is planned.

No athletics for now.

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


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 08-26-20

  • Anthony—Public Health Office
  • Chaparral—La Clinica De Familia
  • LC—Blue Horizon Assisted Living
  • LC—Public Health Office
  • LC—Casa Bella Assisted Living
  • Sunland Park—Public Health Office