Doña Ana County

COVID-19 Joint Information Center - June 9, 2021

COVID-19 Joint Information Center - June 9, 2021

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.

Joint Information Center (JIC) members collaborate on a weekly conference call at 10 a.m. every Wednesday. 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

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

No report.

Las Cruces Public Schools

Samantha Lewis

Kelly Jameson

Continuing Vaccination Clinics Wednesday until noon. Check the website for clinics during the summer.

Doña Ana County

Luce Rubio

Corrie Stone

Eric Bransford

Jamie Michael

* Doña Ana County is helping the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to promote the Emergency Broadband Benefit program. The temporary benefit will help to lower the cost of broadband service for eligible households during the ongoing pandemic. Eligibility requirements and information about how to apply are posted on our website.

* Emergency rent and utility assistance is still available to all Doña Ana County residents that rent or rent-to-own. More information and the application can be found on our website.

* The Board of County Commissioners directed that a public hearing be conducted at their regular meeting on June 22, 2021, at 9:00 a.m. on the question of whether to approve repealing the ordinance that requires the wearing of face masks or facial coverings in public places in Doña Ana County. All Doña Ana County residents are encouraged to send their input via email to

Doña Ana County Sheriff’s Office

Andrea Ferrales-Nevarez

No report.

Doña Ana County Detention Center

Bryan Baker, Director

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

Andrew Cummins

No report.

MountainView Regional Medical Center

Catherine Zaharko

No report.

New Mexico State University

Justin Bannister

No report.

New Mexico State University Police

Jeff Harvey

Justin Dunivan

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

No report.

NM Department of Health

David Morgan

No report.