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Posted on: April 7, 2021

JIC Notes April 7, 2021


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 updates:  

City of Anthony Chief Vanessa Ordoñez, Anthony Police Dept.  Oscar Dominguez, City Manager  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  No report. 

City of Las Cruces 

Jennifer Martinez 

Steve Ramirez  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 No report. 

Las Cruces Public Schools 

Samantha Lewis 

Kelly Jameson  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  

Doña Ana County Sheriff’s Office 

Andrea Ferrales-Nevarez  No report. 

Doña Ana County Detention Center 

Capt. Bryan Baker No report.  

Village of Hatch 

Chief Tim Thornton, Hatch PD  Nothing to report. 

Town of Mesilla 

Dorothy Sellers No report. 

Memorial Medical Center 

Ryan Perkins/Andrew Cummins  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 


Catherine Zaharko  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  Nothing new to report. Justin D. announced – new interim Deputy Chief 

Office of Emergency Management 

Stephen Lopez 

Amanda Bowen No report. 

Southern New Mexico Correctional 


Lt. Carlos Reyes 

State of NM Aging & Long-Term 


Andrea Ferrales-Nevarez, Ombudsman Program No 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  No Report. 

NM Department of Health 

David Morgan   Testing Sites 

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