Doña Ana County

COVID-19 Joint Information Center - June 17, 2020

COVID-19 Joint Information Center - June 17, 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 NM 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 conference call at 10 a.m., Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. 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

Chief Ordoñez, Anthony PD — Nothing new to report.

Oscar Dominguez, City Manager — No 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

Re-entry Task Force in full swing. Report to the community on July 6, 2020.  Classes scheduled to begin August 12, 2020.

Doña Ana County

Catherine Zaharko

Luce Rubio

Jamie Michael

We did employee testing yesterday, June 16, 2020.  129 tests performed.

Doña Ana County Sheriff’s Office

Sgt. Robyn Gojkovich

No report.

Doña Ana County Detention Center

Capt. Bryan Baker

Nothing new to 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

Nothing new to report.

New Mexico State University

Justin Bannister

NMSU has a very comprehensive return to campus plan for re-opening the campus.  Details of the plan are available at

New Mexico State University Police

Deputy Chief Andrew Bowen

No report.

Office of Emergency Management

Cullen Combs

Amanda Bowen

The UAC has created a “Skilled Nursing Facilities Strike Team” who’s purpose is to partner with Fire & Emergency Services Subject Matter Experts to conduct Staff Assistance Visits to the SNF locations to assist in COVID-19 pre/trans/post planning for their facilities.

The POC is Ms. Jacquie Saldana, OEM at ext:  642-8935

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

Nothing new to 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