Media contact: Catherine Zaharko, Doña Ana County
575-525-5801 • firstname.lastname@example.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|
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
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
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
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
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
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
www.mmclc.org No report.
MountainView Regional Medical
www.mountainviewregional.com Still in good shape. Strong position with capacity.
New Mexico State University
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
www.donaanacounty.org/emergency State is providing PPE for school districts. No more cloth masks are available.
Southern New Mexico Correctional
Lt. Carlos Reyes
new-mexico-correctional-facility/ No report.
State of NM Aging & Long-Term
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
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
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