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
(Includes Dona Ana, Catron, Socorro, Grant, Sierra, Luna, Lincoln, Hidalgo, and Otero Counties as of 9/8/2020 at 2 p.m. )
|Currently in Use||Capacity||Remaining Availability|
|Total ICU Capability||53||112||59|
|COVID Patient Hospitalization|
|POSITIVE COVID Admitted||9|
City of Anthony Chief Vanessa Ordoñez, Anthony Police Dept. Oscar Dominguez, City Manager www.cityofanthonynm.com No report. Nothing new to report.
City of Sunland Park Capt. Dennis Schoen, Sunland Park Fire www.sunlandpark-nm.gov No report.
City of Las Cruces
www.las-cruces.org Current Parks and Rec status: https://www.las-cruces.org/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=3610 At least one park is open in each district with others opening slowly. Restrooms and water fountains are not open.
Las Cruces Police / Las Cruces Fire
www.las-cruces.org Nothing new to report.
Las Cruces Public Schools
www.lcps.net Expanded meal distribution will continue until December. Every child has access to this food resource. Meeting of the school board scheduled for September 15, 2020 to discuss when schools will reopen for in person learning.
Doña Ana County
www.donaanacounty.org Government Center reopened to the public on September 8, 2020. Precautions are in place to protect the public and county employees.
Doña Ana County Sheriff’s Office
www.goDASO.org Nothing new to 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 Nothing new to report.
Dorothy Sellers www.mesillanm.gov
Memorial Medical Center
www.mmclc.org Nothing new to report.
Mountain View Regional Medical
www.mountainviewregional.com Flu vaccine is beginning to arrive and will be distributed to MVRMC clinics. Dates for Boo to the Flu are being set. MVRMC is still in good shape as far as capacity. COVID-19 cases are lower right now.
New Mexico State University
www.nmsu.edu No new cases of COVID-19 this week.
New Mexico State University Police
Deputy Chief Andrew Bowen
www.nmsupolice.com Nothing new to report.
Office of Emergency Management
www.donaanacounty.org/emergency Nothing new to report.
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 09-09-20 · Anthony—Public Health Office • Chaparral—La Clinica De Familia • Hatch—Ben Archer Health Center • LC—NMSU Aggie Health Center • LC—Casa Bella Assisted Living • LC—Blue Horizon Assisted Living • LC—Public Health Office • Sunland Park—Public Health Office