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Posted on: April 7, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Joint Information Center Notes for April 7, 2021


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 and  

Regional updates:  

City of Anthony

Chief Vanessa Ordoñez, Anthony Police Department. 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 Department. 

No report. 

City of Las Cruces 

Jennifer Martinez. Steve Ramirez.

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.

No report. 

Las Cruces Public Schools

Samantha Lewis. Kelly Jameson.

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.

No report. 

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 Police Department.

Nothing to report. 

Town of Mesilla

Dorothy Sellers.

No report.

Memorial Medical Center

Ryan Perkins/Andrew Cummins.

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.

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.

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.

Nothing new to report. Justin Dunivan announced – new interim Deputy Chief.

Office of Emergency Management

Stephen Lopez. Amanda Bowen.

No report.

Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility

Lt. Carlos Reyes. 

State of New Mexico Aging & Long-Term Services

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.

No Report.

New Mexico Department of Health

David Morgan.

Testing sites.

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