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March 12, 2020 11:49 AM

Access Local Coronavirus Updates here:

403 Positive Cases of COVID-19 in New Mexico/7 Total Deaths Statewide (April 2, 2020, 4:12 p.m.)
New Mexico Department of Health 1-855-600-3453

Latest Update:

April 2, 2020 6:27 PM

COVID19 Joint Information Center

April 2, 2020 10:00 a.m.

City of Anthony

Chief Lara: March 30 started testing in Anthony for symptomatic people. Yesterday, local post office reached out to PD for assistance with crowds who are not adhering to six-foot rule, other social distancing directives. Will respond with frequent patrols.

Nothing new from the City. Currently, next week’s council meeting is scheduled to move forward virtually.

City of Sunland Park

Content dropped on social media about park closures, along with the PSA. Residents advised to call central dispatch if people are seen violating order.

Test and Go site will start next Wednesday, at public helth office 8:30 to 11 by appointment only (on social media). Sunland Park is on Facebook and Twitter.

City of Las Cruces

Nothing new to report, will move forward with special City Council meeting tomorrow at 9:30. Residents are encouraged to channel questions through their city councilors. Below is additional information:

SPECIAL CITY COUNCIL MEETING AGENDA
Friday, April 3, 2020 at 9:30 AM
Individuals may view meetings live at lascruces.civicweb.net
The health, safety and well-being of our residents and businesses are a top priority for City Council and the leadership in Las Cruces. As such, and consistent with and in support of the direction from Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham and the New Department ofHealth public health order the Special Council Meeting will be held via video conference. In an effort to seek public input we ask that if you have comments/concerns/questions please e-mail your Councilor as follows:
District 1 –kgandara@las-cruces.org
District 2 –tstuve@las-cruces.org
District 3 –gvasquez@las-cruces.org
District 4 –jbencomo@las-cruces.org
District 5 –gsorg@las-cruces.org
District 6 –yflores@las-cruces.org
Mayor –mayor@las-cruces.org
If you need an accommodation for a disability to enable you to fully participate in this event please contact us 72 hours before this event at 541-2115/V.
1.CONFLICT OF INTEREST INQUIRY BY MAYOR AS REQUIRED BY LCMC SECTION 2-27 (E)(2)


2.RESOLUTION(S) AND/OR ORDINANCE(S) FOR DISCUSSION


Resolution No. 20-132: A Resolution Authorizing the City of Las Cruces (City) to Accept a Budget Adjustment for Emergency Assistance for the impact from COVID-19 to Various Programs from the Telshor Fund for $1,000,000 Through an Amendment to the City’s Adopted FY2020 Budget.

Las Cruces Police Department

Sent out a news release yesterday warning residents about scammers calling people for stimulus checks.

Las Cruces Public Schools

Students in all grade levels have access to the enrichment channel on YouTube, which will be updated.

A letter to parents has been drafted, outlining learning targets and plan for the next seven weeks of remote learning. Should be going out Friday in English and Spanish.

Doña Ana County

News release was sent out yesterday regarding new quarantine procedures at the detention center.

Would like to record the PSA on behalf of the promotoras

Yesterday, Central Dispatch reported a 21% increase in domestic disturbance and child abuse calls. Jamie will work with community partners on how to mitigate anger and frustration in the home.

Feedback from parents: resources that LCPS is pushing out are great, but parents are feeling overwhelmed. District officials have not received that message, but it will be passed along to the superintenent.

Doña Ana County Sheriff’s Office

Nothing new to update from the courts.

Operationally, Undersheriff Quezada confirmed that domestic violence calls are increasing, and Patrol is working on alternate strategies for follow-up, welfare checks in coordination with other resources in the department. Will work with Jamie and HHS on other ideas that will help reach out to the community.

Doña Ana County Detention Center

Capt. Bryan Baker has joined the JIC call, effective April 2. Had nothing additional to report outside of DAC report above.

Village of Hatch

No report Tuesday.

Town of Mesilla

Nothing new Thursday.

Memorial Medical Center (MMC)

Will host a blood drive next week, for staff only to address shortage. To limit large gatherings, the drive is not open to the public.

Mountain View Regional Medical Center

Nothing new to report Thursday.

New Mexico State University

President Floros will have a Town Hall every Thursday at 3 p.m. via Zoom. Last week, there were 940 people who joined, down slightly from the 999 who joined for the first Town Hall the week prior. Here’s more information for anyone who would like to join:

NMSU President and Leadership will take questions at Thursday’s Town Hall meeting



As part of an ongoing effort to keep the campus community and the public informed during the COVID-19 pandemic, New Mexico State University President John Floros and members of the NMSU leadership will hold will host a virtual town hall at 3:00 p.m. Thursday, April 2. President Floros will briefly address the Aggie community and then take questions. Questions can be submitted in advance here. For more information, please call (575) 646-2127 or email President.Floros@nmsu.edu

Connection Information

Zoom: https://nmsu.zoom.us/j/628236481

Panopto: https://nmsu.hosted.panopto.com/Panopto/Pages/Viewer.aspx?id=04db24d5-3683-4e15-82f8-ab8c01204e21

Frequently Asked Questions



An ASL Interpreter will be available.

Learn how to PIN a participant video to be the main speaker seen.



New Mexico State University Police

Nothing new to report on Thursday.

Office of Emergency Management (OEM)

Operations continue as usual.

George Richards passed along a website resource for any agency that has questions about PPE requirements: www.osha.gov/respiratoryprotection

Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility

Had a question for Plan B housing – need portable showers or sinks. Looking for resources in the event they needed them. Lt. Reyes to reach out to OEM, who will channel that request to the state EOC.

State of NM Aging & Long-Term Services - Ombudsman Program

Tablets are in all area nursing homes. Staff has been instrumental in connecting families. Tablets are also used for counseling sessions for those who need it.

Mesilla Valley Regional Dispatch Authority (MVRDA)

Update on child abuse and domestic violence calls: for the month of March, first 2 weeks, there were 288 dispatches; in the last two weeks, there were 350 dispatches, an increase of 21%.

Dispatch reports there were 450 incidents that were flagged to use universal precautions, which was 6% of total dispatched calls.

Hugo passed along a funding opportunity for those who qualify through the Department of Justice

FY 2020 Coronavirus Emergency Supplemental Funding Program from the U.S. Department of Justice that just posted on March 30th.

https://bja.ojp.gov/funding/opportunities/bja-2020-18553

U.S. Customs and Border Protection, El Paso Sector

All operations are ongoing, nothing JIC related to report.

New Mexico Department of Health

Unable to join Thursday.