Doña Ana County

COVID-19 Joint Information Center - June 22, 2020

COVID-19 Joint Information Center - June 22, 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

11:00 a.m. food distribution in Anthony.  City employee testing (7:30 – 9:00)

City of Sunland Park

Capt. Dennis Schoen, Sunland Park Fire

All personnel will return to work (PD) as of today.

City of Las Cruces

Jennifer Martinez

Steve Ramirez

Link for drought/COVID fireworks restrictions.  Will not have an electric light parade, might have fireworks (working on safety plan), if possible

Las Cruces Police / Las Cruces Fire

Dan Trujillo

Nothing to report

Las Cruces Public Schools

Samantha Lewis

Kelly Jameson

Summer workout began, phase I started.  Board meeting on Thursday, w/re-entry plan.

Aug 12 – School planning to start again

Doña Ana County

Catherine Zaharko

Luce Rubio

Jamie Michael

Not available

Doña Ana County Sheriff’s Office

Sgt. Robyn Gojkovich

Nothing to report

Doña Ana County Detention Center

Capt. Bryan Baker

Not available

Village of Hatch

Chief Tim Thornton, Hatch PD

Nothing to report

Town of Mesilla

Dorothy Sellers

Not available

Memorial Medical Center

Ryan Perkins

Not available

MountainView Regional Medical Center

Ben Woods

No update

New Mexico State University

Justin Bannister

Not available

New Mexico State University Police

Deputy Chief Andrew Bowen

Nothing to report

Office of Emergency Management

Cullen Combs

Amanda Bowen

Working the existing process as planned

Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility

Lt. Carlos Reyes

Not available

State of NM Aging & Long-Term Services

Andrea Ferrales-Nevarez, Ombudsman Program

Nothing to report

Mesilla Valley Regional Dispatch Authority

Hugo Costa, Executive Director

Not available

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

Not available