Doña Ana County

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

Centro Conjunto de Información COVID-19 - 9 de diciembre 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 the 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

There have not been any positive COVID-19 results for our Officers in this reporting period; however, many residences in our community are flagged with COVID-19 patients. A high number in fact. We still have PPE and when needed will refer to the 213 request process with the Public Health Department and OEM. We are looking forward to the availability of the vaccine to first responders so we are staying apprised of these notes. 

City of Sunland Park

Capt. Dennis Schoen, Sunland Park Fire

No report.

City of Las Cruces

Jennifer Martinez

Steve Ramirez

The Las Cruces Regional Aquatic Center, 1401 E. Hadley Ave. and Frenger Pool, 800 Parkview Dr. will reopen December 9, after completing the required annual New Mexico Environment Department (NMED) inspection, with the COVID Phase 2 plan already in place in accordance with the Governor’s Emergency Public Health Order Red Framework and New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH) safe practices.

Starting December 7, the City of Las Cruces Senior Programs will begin to offer Monday meals at the Sage Café, 6121 Reynolds Dr. The program currently offers meals Tuesday through Friday.

Las Cruces Police / Las Cruces Fire

Dan Trujillo

No report.

Las Cruces Public Schools

Samantha Lewis

Kelly Jameson

No report.

Doña Ana County

Catherine Zaharko

Luce Rubio

Jamie Michael

DAC continues to provide COVID Care Kits to residents at COVID testing events. 

Outreach to county residents for CARES Act funding for both small businesses and for residents for utilities and mortgages has ended.  All funds for small businesses were used.  Still calculating the mortgage and utilities grants.

Doña Ana County Sheriff’s Office

Andrea Ferrales-Nevarez

DASO offices closed to the public except for Wednesdays from 8-5.

Still good on PPE.

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

Nothing new to report.

MountainView Regional Medical Center

Ben Woods

Mountain View and Memorial have had great cooperation and work well together during the pandemic for the community.


Vaccines are on the way and a lot of planning is going into distribution.  Will share accurate and consistent information with the community.

New Mexico State University

Justin Bannister

No report.

New Mexico State University Police

Deputy Chief Andrew Bowen

No report.

Office of Emergency Management

Cullen Combs

Amanda Bowen

Focusing on vaccine distribution as well as collecting data for decision making.

Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility

Lt. Carlos Reyes

No report.

State of NM Aging & Long-Term Services

Andrea Ferrales-Nevarez, Ombudsman Program

Continuing to work on getting cards for every resident of assisted living and nursing homes for Christmas.  Residents are experiencing “failure to thrive” as the pandemic wears on and they are more isolated.

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:  See attached schedule below.