Doña Ana County

COVID-19 Joint Information Center - May 22, 2020

COVID-19 Joint Information Center - May 22, 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 to report Friday.  

Oscar Dominguez, City Manager – nothing new to report.   

City of Sunland Park 

Capt. Dennis Schoen, Sunland Park Fire  

Nothing new to report.  


City of Las Cruces 

Jennifer Martinez 

Steve Ramirez  

Based on the Phase I re-opening plan of the City’s Parks and Recreation Department approved by City Council and aligned with New Mexico’s Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham’s extended public health emergency order and public safety guidelines, all city parks will be closed for the Memorial Day Holiday, except for a few specialty areas and trails. More information can be found here: 

Las Cruces Police / Las Cruces Fire 

Dan Trujillo 


Nothing new to report; no major incidents reported following yesterday's senior celebrations at the Field of Dreams.  

Las Cruces Public Schools 

Samantha Lewis 

Kelly Jameson  


Administration will be organizing a Re-Entry Task Force to address post-pandemic classroom plans. The task force will include LCPS staff, teachers, city/county representatives, a board member and resident representatives.  

Doña Ana County 

Catherine Zaharko 

Luce Rubio 

Jamie Michael  


No report Friday.  


Doña Ana County Sheriff’s Office 

Sgt. Robyn Gojkovich  


 Nothing new to report Friday.  

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  


Reminder: will not have drive-through testing with DOH on Monday.  



MountainView Regional Medical Center 

Ben Woods  


Nothing new to report Friday. 





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  

DOH will be hosting a TAG site at the public health office on Solano on Memorial Day from 7 a.m., to 10 a.m.