Two employees at Las Cruces Public Schools have died in the last week after complications with COVID-19, according to family members who reported the losses to LCPS. 33 year old Chris Sarmiento, a teacher and a football coach at Vista Middle School.
Over the weekend, Beatrice Ramirez, a nutrition services employee at Valley View Elementary, died after battling COVID-19. She was 58. Sarmiento and Ramirez are the sixth and seventh LCPS employees lost to COVID-19 since November 2020. None of the LCPS employees were working in school buildings at the time of their illness.