Doña Ana County

COVID-19 Joint Information Center - November 25, 2020

COVID-19 Joint Information Center - November 25, 2020

Media contact: Catherine Zaharko, Doña Ana County  |  575-525-5801 |

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.

JIC members collaborate on a weekly conference call at 10 a.m. on Wednesdays. 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

APD is open Monday and Wednesday only.

The City of Anthony is seeing residents by appointment only.  Board meeting is scheduled for next Wednesday, December 2 at 6 PM.

City of Sunland Park

Capt. Dennis Schoen, Sunland Park Fire

No report.

City of Las Cruces

Jennifer Martinez

Steve Ramirez

Updates for the City of Las Cruces:

Friendly reminder for utilities customers:

Las Cruces Police / Las Cruces Fire

Dan Trujillo

No report.

Las Cruces Public Schools

Samantha Lewis

Kelly Jameson

No report.

Doña Ana County

Catherine Zaharko           

Luce Rubio

Jamie Michael

No report.

Doña Ana County Sheriff’s Office

Andrea Ferrales-Nevarez

No report.

Doña Ana County Detention Center

Capt. Bryan Baker                   

No report.

Village of Hatch

Chief Tim Thornton, Hatch PD        

No report.

Town of Mesilla

Dorothy Sellers

Town Hall, parks and Plaza remain closed.

Memorial Medical Center

Ryan Perkins

Ryan thanked everyone who helped with the video.  MMC has had to close blinds on patient rooms to protect the privacy of their patients and to reduce the gathering of small crowds outside the facility. 

MountainView Regional Medical Center

Ben Woods

No report.

New Mexico State University

Justin Bannister

No report.

New Mexico State University Police

Deputy Chief Andrew Bowen

No report.

Office of Emergency Management

Cullen Combs

Amanda Bowen

New UAC lead Chief Justin Allen from the City of Las Cruces.

More data is being collected for the JIC report.  Data is updated at 9 AM and 4 PM.

The planning position will be filled by Amanda Bowen. 

If you need to get in touch with anyone on the team, please email 

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

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 sites:

  • Las Cruces DOH
  • Anthony DOH
  • Sunland Park DOH
  • NMSU 3 PM to 7 PM daily
  • Sunland Park Casino 3 PM to 7 PM daily