The objective of the Joint Information Center is to streamline communication between local government agencies during the COVID-19 response. Partner organizations include City and Doña Ana 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.
Joint Information Center 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 Department. 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 Department. www.sunlandpark-nm.gov
City of Las Cruces
Jennifer Martinez. Steve Ramirez. www.las-cruces.org.
Working with Doña Ana County – Eric Bransford Outreach and Education and Jamie Michael Health and Human Services to connect with New Mexico State University Cooperative Extension and/or Paso Del Norte Organizations to get assistance with messaging for the Office of Emergency Management FEMA grant message/marketing/distribution.
Las Cruces Police Department/Las Cruces Fire Department
Dan Trujillo. www.las-cruces.org.
Las Cruces Public Schools
Samantha Lewis. Kelly Jameson. www.lcps.net.
Had the 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. Jamie Michael. wwwdonaanacounty.org
Doña Ana County Sheriff’s Office
Andrea Ferrales-Nevarez. www.goDASO.org.
Doña Ana County Detention Center
Capt. Bryan Baker. www.donaanacounty.org/detention.
Village of Hatch
Chief Tim Thornton, Hatch Police Department. www.villageofhatch.org.
Nothing to report.
Town of Mesilla
Dorothy Sellers. www.mesillanm.gov.
Memorial Medical Center
Ryan Perkins/Andrew Cummins. www.mmclc.org.
Memorial Medical Center celebrates the 20,000th vaccine dose. Nearly 80 percent of staff have been vaccinated; more than 1,400 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 from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday.
New Mexico State University
Justin Bannister. www.nmsu.edu
NMSU is planning an in-person commencement ceremony for the middle of May. Student are excited about that. NMSU continues planning for a traditional 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 Dunivan announced – new interim Deputy Chief.
Office of Emergency Management
Stephen Lopez. Amanda Bowen. www.donaanacounty.org/emergency.
Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility
Lt. Carlos Reyes. https://cd.nm.gov/nmcd-prison-facilities/southern-new-mexico-correctional-facility/
State of New Mexico Aging & Long-Term Services
Andrea Ferrales-Nevarez, Ombudsman Program. http://www.nmaging.state.nm.us.
Mesilla Valley Regional Dispatch Authority
Hugo Costa, Executive Director. www.mvrda.org.
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.
New Mexico Department of Health
David Morgan. www.cv.nmhealth.org.