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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 • 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
(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






Ventilator Use



Vent Availability
17
82
65




 Regional updates:  

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 

Jennifer Martinez 

Steve Ramirez 

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 

Dan Trujillo 

www.las-cruces.org Nothing new to report. 

Las Cruces Public Schools 

Samantha Lewis 

Kelly Jameson 

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 

Catherine Zaharko 

Luce Rubio 

Jamie Michael 

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 

Andrea Ferrales-Nevarez 

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 

Ryan Perkins 

www.mmclc.org  Nothing new to report. 

Mountain View Regional Medical 

Center 

Ben Woods 

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 

Justin Bannister 

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 

Cullen Combs 

Amanda Bowen 

www.donaanacounty.org/emergency Nothing new to report.  

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 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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