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Posted on: September 9, 2020

JIC Notes September 9, 2020

Purple Covid Virion

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 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 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
Remaining Availability
Total ICU Capability

COVID Patient Hospitalization


Ventilator Use

Vent Availability

 Regional updates:  

City of Anthony Chief Vanessa Ordoñez, Anthony Police Dept.   Oscar Dominguez, City Manager No report.  Nothing new to report. 

 City of Sunland Park Capt. Dennis Schoen, Sunland Park Fire  No report. 

City of Las Cruces 

Jennifer Martinez 

Steve Ramirez  Current Parks and Rec status: 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 

Dan Trujillo Nothing new to report. 

Las Cruces Public Schools 

Samantha Lewis 

Kelly Jameson  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 

Catherine Zaharko 

Luce Rubio 

Jamie Michael  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 

Andrea Ferrales-Nevarez  Nothing new to report.    

Doña Ana County Detention Center 

Capt. Bryan Baker No report. 

Village of Hatch 

Chief Tim Thornton, Hatch PD  No report. 

Town of Mesilla Nothing new to report. 

Dorothy Sellers 

Memorial Medical Center 

Ryan Perkins  Nothing new to report. 

Mountain View Regional Medical 


Ben Woods  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 

Justin Bannister  No new cases of COVID-19 this week.   

New Mexico State University Police 

Deputy Chief Andrew Bowen  Nothing new to report. 

Office of Emergency Management 

Cullen Combs 

Amanda Bowen 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  Nothing new to report.  

Mesilla Valley Regional Dispatch Authority Hugo Costa, Executive Director   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 

David Morgan  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  

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