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Posted on: September 2, 2020

JIC Notes September 2, 2020

COVID-19

Media contact: Catherine Zaharko, Doña Ana County
575-525-5801 • catherinez@donaanacounty.org  

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 weekly conference call at 10 a.m. on Wednesdays. The notes compiled during that call are made available at www.las-cruces.org and www.donaanacounty.org.  

Regional Hospital Resources (As of 9/2/2020 at 1:30 P.M)
Includes Dona Ana, Catron, Sierra, Grant, Socorro, Luna, Lincoln, Hidalgo, and Otero Counties:


Currently in Use
Capacity
Remaining Availability
Total ICU Capability
46
112
66




COVID Patient Hospitalization



POSITIVE COVID ADMITTED
9






Ventilator Use
Currently in Use
82
71
Vent Availability
11






Regional updates:  

City of Anthony Chief Vanessa Ordoñez, Anthony Police Dept.   Oscar Dominguez, City Manager www.cityofanthonynm.com Nothing new to report.  Nothing new to report. 

City of Sunland Park No report. 

Capt. Dennis Schoen, Sunland Park Fire www.sunlandpark-nm.gov  

City of Las Cruces 

Jennifer Martinez 

Steve Ramirez 

www.las-cruces.org  Current Parks and Rec status: https://www.las-cruces.org/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=3556 Mask giveaway by CLC and census sign up: https://www.las-cruces.org/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=3492  

Las Cruces Police / Las Cruces Fire 

Dan Trujillo 

www.las-cruces.org The annual commemoration of 9/11 has been cancelled due to COVID-19.   Hoping to put a virtual commemoration together.   

Las Cruces Public Schools 

Samantha Lewis 

Kelly Jameson 

www.lcps.net  A third case of COVID-19 has been confirmed.  All CDC guidelines and protocols have been followed.  School was shut down and is being sanitized.  Board meeting on 9/15 will discuss hybrid learning, but LCPS is still committed to remote learning for the first 9 weeks of school.   

Doña Ana County 

Catherine Zaharko 

Luce Rubio 

Jamie Michael 

www.donaanacounty.org  Government Center will re-open to the public on September 8, 2020 with all necessary precautions in place to safeguard the public and county employees. 

Doña Ana County Sheriff’s Office 

Andrea Ferrales-Nevarez 

www.goDASO.org  No report.    

Doña Ana County Detention Center 

Capt. Bryan Baker 

www.donaanacounty.org/detention No report. 

Village of Hatch 

Chief Tim Thornton, Hatch PD 

www.villageofhatch.org  No report. 

Town of Mesilla Parade scheduled for September 12 and 13, 2020 has been cancelled due to COVID-19. 

Dorothy Sellers www.mesillanm.gov 

Memorial Medical Center 

Ryan Perkins 

www.mmclc.org  No report. 

MountainView Regional Medical 

Center 

Ben Woods 

www.mountainviewregional.com  Still in good shape.  Strong position with capacity. 

New Mexico State University 

Justin Bannister 

www.nmsu.edu  No report. 

New Mexico State University Police 

Deputy Chief Andrew Bowen 

www.nmsupolice.com  Nothing new to report. 

Office of Emergency Management 

Cullen Combs 

Amanda Bowen 

www.donaanacounty.org/emergency State is providing PPE for school districts.  No more cloth masks are available.   

Southern New Mexico Correctional 

Facility 

Lt. Carlos Reyes 

https://cd.nm.gov/nmcd-prison-facilities/southern-

new-mexico-correctional-facility/  No report.     

State of NM Aging & Long-Term 

Services 

Andrea Ferrales-Nevarez, Ombudsman Program 

http://www.nmaging.state.nm.us  Nothing new to report.  

Mesilla Valley Regional Dispatch Authority Hugo Costa, Executive Director www.mvrda.org   No report. 

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  Testing sites for 08-26-20 · Anthony—Public Health Office • Chaparral—La Clinica De Familia • Hatch—Ben Archer Health Center • LC—NMSU Aggie Health Center • LC—NMSU Athletic Department • LC—Blue Horizon Assisted Living • LC—Public Health Office • LC—Casa Bella Assisted Living • Sunland Park—Public Health Office   

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