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.
City of Anthony Chief Vanessa Ordoñez, Anthony Police Dept. Oscar Dominguez, City Manager www.cityofanthonynm.com APD staff is working by appointment only. · The City shut down all non-essential services (MVD, City Clerk, Library) 11/16-11-30. Announcement on our website: https://www.cityofanthonynm.com/2020/11/16/city-partially-shuts-down-11-16-2020/
City of Sunland Park
Capt. Dennis Schoen, Sunland Park Fire
www.sunlandpark-nm.gov No report.
City of Las Cruces
Jennifer Martinez Updates for the City of Las Cruces: https://www.las-cruces.org/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=4199
Steve Ramirez www.las-cruces.org City Makes Changes in Response to Governor's Health Orders https://www.las-cruces.org/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=4200 Branigan Library Grab and Go and Computer Lab Access
Las Cruces Police / Las Cruces Fire
www.las-cruces.org LCP/F has launched a social media campaign thanking health care workers. Temp checks at secure door to LCP. Lobby open on Monday and Thursday.
Las Cruces Public Schools
www.lcps.net All staff are working from home with the exception of janitorial and facilities staff. Special ed and athletics have been suspended.
Doña Ana County
www.donaanacounty.org County departments are working with limited staff and the rest are teleworking.
Doña Ana County Sheriff’s Office
www.goDASO.org Office only open on Wednesday. Staff available by phone.
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
www.mesillanm.gov Town Hall employees will begin teleworking starting Monday, November 23, 2020. Town Hall, parks and Plaza are all closed.
Memorial Medical Center Ryan Perkins www.mmclc.org Work continues on a video in partnership with Mountain View RMC to alert community to use precaution during the upcoming holidays. Also defining the difference between your household and extended family.
MountainView Regional Medical
www.mountainviewregional.com Ben Woods thanked everyone for help with the “thank you healthcare workers” campaign. Honk for healthcare at noon today in the Mountain View RMC parking lot.
New Mexico State University
www.nmsu.edu NMSU campus is only open to students, faculty and staff. Spring semester will be hybrid of online and on campus classes.
New Mexico State University Police
Deputy Chief Andrew Bowen
www.nmsupolice.com Per public health order, all recreation areas are closed.
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 Many residents of nursing and assisted living facilities are having “failure to thrive” and thought cards from the community might help. Kelly from LCPS will get with art teachers to see if they can help by making cards.
Mesilla Valley Regional Dispatch
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
www.cv.nmhealth.org Testing sites: Las Cruces: DOH Anthony DOH Sunland Park DOH