Doña Ana County

COVID-19 Joint Information Center - May 29, 2020

COVID-19 Joint Information Center - May 29, 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 – operations going well; no exposures to date. One call for social distancing violation. PPE supplies adequate. If anyone in the community of Anthony needs masks, please call the Anthony Police Department: 575-882-2769.

Oscar Dominguez, City Manager – Nothing new to update Friday, aside from same hours of operation in the main lobby. Business is by appointment only, except for early voting. Open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. until further notice.  

City of Sunland Park

Capt. Dennis Schoen, Sunland Park Fire

Nothing new to report on Friday.  

City of Las Cruces

Jennifer Martinez

Steve Ramirez

Monday is a regular meeting of city council, discussion for possible approval for face coverings by the public in businesses, facilities, public transportation. Special meeting immediately following. More information can be found here:



Las Cruces Police / Las Cruces Fire

Dan Trujillo

No updates Friday.

Las Cruces Public Schools

Samantha Lewis

Kelly Jameson

Nothing new to report. Next week should be talking about re-entry to school buildings.

Doña Ana County

Catherine Zaharko

Luce Rubio

Jamie Michael

Nothing new to report.

Doña Ana County Sheriff’s Office

Sgt. Robyn Gojkovich

Nothing to update Friday. Mask dissemination event happened this morning. Distributed close to 3,000 masks.

Doña Ana County Detention Center

Capt. Bryan Baker

Nothing new to update Friday.

Village of Hatch

Chief Tim Thornton, Hatch PD

Had one social distancing complaint yesterday; had assistance from County Mounted Patrol yesterday at food distribution site.

Town of Mesilla

Dorothy Sellers

Nothing new to report Friday.

Memorial Medical Center

Ryan Perkins

Will be adjusting which entrances patients will enter at the annex; will be going through main entrance. Monday, June 1 will be allowing one adult well visitor for surgical patients only. Every person entering the building is screened.

MountainView Regional Medical Center

Ben Woods

No updates 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; will be coordinating with DOH for added screenings in Hatch.

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

Testing locations in the county today by our public health division:

    • Anthony – Cri Cri Day Care (retest, not open to public)
    • Chaparral – Public Health Office
    • Las Cruces – Public Health Office
    • Lordsburg – Public Health Office
    • Santa Teresa – Stampede Meat Packing Plant (retest, not open to public)