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Posted on: April 7, 2021

JIC Notes April 7, 2021

COVID-19

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 updates:  

City of Anthony Chief Vanessa Ordoñez, Anthony Police Dept.  Oscar Dominguez, City Manager www.cityofanthonynm.com  Do have a board meeting Wednesday Evening one action item is to reopen the city.     

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  Working with Dona Ana County – Eric Bransford Outreach and Education and Jamie Michael HHS to connect with NMSU Cooperative Extension and or Paso Del Norte Organizations to get assistance with messaging for OEM FEMA grant message/marketing/distribution 

Las Cruces Police / Las Cruces Fire 

Dan Trujillo 

www.las-cruces.org No report. 

Las Cruces Public Schools 

Samantha Lewis 

Kelly Jameson 

www.lcps.net  Had first in person board of education meeting Tuesday evening. Board member asked the district to become more involved in promoting vaccinations. 

Doña Ana County 

Luce Rubio No report. 

Jamie Michael www.donaanacounty.org  

Doña Ana County Sheriff’s Office 

Andrea Ferrales-Nevarez 

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  Nothing to report. 

Town of Mesilla 

Dorothy Sellers 

www.mesillanm.gov No report. 

Memorial Medical Center 

Ryan Perkins/Andrew Cummins 

www.mmclc.org  MMC celebrates the 20,000th vaccine dose. Nearly 80 percent of staff have been vaccinated (more than 1400 staff members) and they have moved on to the community.   

MountainView Regional Medical 

Center 

Catherine Zaharko 

www.mountainviewregional.com  Do have a clinic that has been running M-Th from 3 – 6 p.m.   

New Mexico State University 

Justin Bannister NMSU is planning an in person commencement ceremony for the middle of May. Student are excited about that.  NMSU continues planning for a tradition semester this fall with normal mix of in person and online classes. 

New Mexico State University Police 

Jeff Harvey/Justin Dunivan 

www.nmsupolice.com  Nothing new to report. Justin D. announced – new interim Deputy Chief 

Office of Emergency Management 

Stephen Lopez 

Amanda Bowen 

www.donaanacounty.org/emergency No report. 

Southern New Mexico Correctional 

Facility 

Lt. Carlos Reyes https://cd.nm.gov/nmcd-prison-facilities/southern-new-mexico-correctional-facility/ 

State of NM Aging & Long-Term 

Services 

Andrea Ferrales-Nevarez, Ombudsman Program 

http://www.nmaging.state.nm.us No 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  No Report. 

NM Department of Health 

David Morgan 

www.cv.nmhealth.org   Testing Sites 

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