Doña Ana County

COVID-19 Joint Information Center - May 15, 2020

COVID-19 Joint Information Center - May 15, 2020

Media contact: Kelly Jameson, Las Cruces Public Schools   575-639-2121 •

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 daily conference call at 10 a.m., Monday through 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. Needed direction on DOH handing out masks to the public. Local DOH has not heard of that directive from the state, but Bryan from OEM found the following link for anyone who would like to request a mask by mail:


Oscar Dominguez, City Manager – planning a soft opening with limited public access to MVD; opening polls for early voting, police records and business licensing. Will observe public health order. More information will be posted on their website.

City of Sunland Park

Capt. Dennis Schoen, Sunland Park Fire

Extension of emergency declaration will be in place today. Will require 100% mask use in city buildings.  

City of Las Cruces

Jennifer Martinez

Steve Ramirez

City will open for early voting starting tomorrow. More informaiton can be found here:

Will require face coverings. Information will be going out in utility bills on calling 911 in emergencies.

Las Cruces Police / Las Cruces Fire

Dan Trujillo

No report today, nothing new to report.

Las Cruces Public Schools

Samantha Lewis

Kelly Jameson

Finalizing plans on senior celebrations at the Field of Dreams. More details to come in a news release on Monday and at

Doña Ana County

Catherine Zaharko

Luce Rubio

Jamie Michael

Continue to explore ways to open government center safely. Building is open for early voting only.

Doña Ana County Sheriff’s Office

Sgt. Robyn Gojkovich

Nothing new to report operationally.

Doña Ana County Detention Center

Capt. Bryan Baker


Nothing new to report Friday.


Village of Hatch

Chief Tim Thornton, Hatch PD


Nothing new to report Friday.



Town of Mesilla

Dorothy Sellers


Nothing new to report Friday.



Memorial Medical Center

Ryan Perkins


Nothing new to report Friday.


MountainView Regional Medical Center

Ben Woods

Just received 1,000th volunteer-made mask. Recommended some PR to promote the goodwill of our community to step up for our healthcare workers by quantifying how many have been made locally.  

New Mexico State University

Justin Bannister


Nothing new to report Friday.



New Mexico State University Police

Deputy Chief Andrew Bowen


Nothing new to report Friday.


Office of Emergency Management

Cullen Combs

Amanda Bowen


Nothing new to report Friday.



Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility

Lt. Carlos Reyes


Nothing new to report Friday.



State of NM Aging & Long-Term Services

Andrea Ferrales-Nevarez, Ombudsman Program


Nothing new to report Friday.


Mesilla Valley Regional Dispatch Authority

Hugo Costa, Executive Director


Nothing new to report Friday.



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

Several testing sites have been scheduled and announced today. A complete list can be found at: