Doña Ana County

COVID-19 Joint Information Center - May 26, 2020

COVID-19 Joint Information Center - May 26, 2020

Media contact: Kelly Jameson, Las Cruces Public Schools    575-639-2121 • kjameson@lcps.net  

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 www.las-cruces.org and www.donaanacounty.org.  

 

Regional updates:  

City of Anthony 

Chief Vanessa Ordoñez, Anthony Police Dept.  

Oscar Dominguez, City Manager 

www.cityofanthonynm.com 

Chief Ordoñez, Anthony PD – Received 2,000 cloth masks from OEM. Operations going as planned.  

Oscar Dominguez, City Manager – Board meeting on Thursday at 5:30 p.m. (virtual). 

 

City of Sunland Park 

Capt. Dennis Schoen, Sunland Park Fire 

www.sunlandpark-nm.gov  

No updates Tuesday.  

City of Las Cruces 

Jennifer Martinez 

Steve Ramirez 

www.las-cruces.org  

Special city council meeting today at 1 p.m., with an item on the agenda related to how COVID-19 has affected our economy. More information can be found here:  

https://lascruces.civicweb.net/Portal/MeetingInformation.aspx?Org=Cal&Id=133 

Las Cruces Police / Las Cruces Fire 

Dan Trujillo 

www.las-cruces.org 

No updates Tuesday. 

 

Las Cruces Public Schools 

Samantha Lewis 

Kelly Jameson 

www.lcps.net  

Will be featuring weekly op-ed articles in the Las Cruces Sun-News on district-related news.  

May 29, 6:30 to 10 a.m. will be conducting screenings for district staff at the DOH.  

Most employees are still working from home. Extremely modified protocols at central office for those who are cleared for entry.  

Doña Ana County 

Catherine Zaharko 

Luce Rubio 

Jamie Michael 

www.donaanacounty.org  

 

Plans are underway for reopening the government center; will be conducting COVID-19 testing for employees on June 5.  

 

Doña Ana County Sheriff’s Office 

Sgt. Robyn Gojkovich 

www.goDASO.org  

No updates Tuesday. 

   

Doña Ana County Detention Center 

Capt. Bryan Baker 

www.donaanacounty.org/detention 

This week will be testing adult facility officers and a portion of the detainee population. Starts today through Friday and possibly into next week.  

 

Village of Hatch 

Chief Tim Thornton, Hatch PD 

www.villageofhatch.org  

Nothing to report.  

 

 

Town of Mesilla 

Dorothy Sellers 

www.mesillanm.gov  

No updates Tuesday. 

 

Memorial Medical Center 

Ryan Perkins 

www.mmclc.org  

 

No updates Tuesday. 

 

MountainView Regional Medical Center 

Ben Woods 

www.mountainviewregional.com  

 

No report Tuesday.  

  

New Mexico State University 

Justin Bannister 

www.nmsu.edu  

No report Tuesday. 

 

New Mexico State University Police 

Deputy Chief Andrew Bowen 

www.nmsupolice.com  

 

Nothing new Tuesday.  

Office of Emergency Management 

Cullen Combs 

Amanda Bowen 

www.donaanacounty.org/emergency 

Issued over 9,000 cloth masks to the community for those who do not have them.  

Continue to monitor regional hospital resources. Are currently at a 3% rate of those who are tested are positive. As numbers are rising, are still staying at the same rate of infection.  

Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility 

Lt. Carlos Reyes 

https://cd.nm.gov/nmcd-prison-facilities/southern-new-mexico-correctional-facility/ 

Nothing to report.  

 

 

State of NM Aging & Long-Term Services 

Andrea Ferrales-Nevarez, Ombudsman Program 

http://www.nmaging.state.nm.us 

 

Nothing to report Tuesday.  

 

Mesilla Valley Regional Dispatch Authority 

Hugo Costa, Executive Director 

www.mvrda.org  

No updates Tuesday. 

 

U.S. Border Patrol, El Paso Sector 

Officer Joseph Barron 

www.cbp.gov/border-security/along-us-borders/border-patrol-sectors/el-paso-sector-texas 

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 

www.cv.nmhealth.org  

Doña Ana County – today only:  

Chaparral – Public Health Office 

La Mesa – Food Distribution Site, will test families seeking food services. 

Las Cruces – Dona Ana County Detention Center 

Las Cruces – Public Health Office 

Mesquite – Food Distribution Site, will test families seeking food services. 

 

 

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