Doña Ana County

COVID-19 Joint Information Center - Jan. 13, 2021

COVID-19 Joint Information Center - Jan. 13, 2021

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

UAC Dona Ana COVID-19 Related StatisticsUAC Dona Ana COVID-19 Related Statistics

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.

Nothing new to report.

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

Nothing new to report.

Las Cruces Public Schools

Samantha Lewis

Kelly Jameson

  1. La Clinica de Familia is holding a testing event at Centennial HS.
  2. LCPS has begun surveillance protocols starting January 4, 2021.  10% of staff will be monitored weekly.  

Doña Ana County

Catherine Zaharko

Luce Rubio

Jamie Michael

New data will be posted on that provides more COVID related statistics.  The hospital report will still be separate as will the JIC notes.

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

MMC continues to vaccinate our own and community healthcare workers and first responders. Three days are available for first dose administration next week for these categories.


MountainView Regional Medical Center

Ben Woods

 No report.

New Mexico State University

Justin Bannister

  1. NMSU hosted 2 vaccine events, one on New Year’s Eve and another on Friday, 1/8/21.  Another is scheduled for this Friday.
  2. NMSU is encouraging their students to register for the vaccine.
  3. DACC will host a vaccine event on 1/29/21.

New Mexico State University Police

Jeff Harvey

Nothing new to report.

Office of Emergency Management

Stephen Lopez

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

Matt Bieber


Testing Sites:  See attached schedule