The District Commissioner of Columbia Health LaQuandra Nesbitt resigns at the end of the month after 7 1/2 years of work.
Mayor Muriel Bowser said in a statement that Ms Nesbitt’s resignation would take place on July 29.
“No one knew that the head of DC Health would again be responsible for leading us into a global epidemic,” Bowser said in a statement. “As a DC doctor, he was proud of our community, leading DC Health with expertise, compassion, and a clear understanding of what it takes to build healthy communities.”
Ms. Bowser went on to say that Nesbitt “strongly led the way in COVID-19 in the country,” and that the outgoing chief “answered any questions our community had about COVID-19, viruses, vaccines, and so on.”
Other reports indicate otherwise.
DCist reported that DC Health has slashed some of its COVID numbers to implement a reopening strategy in September 2020.
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This was followed by the difficult release of the COVID vaccine, a non-invasive method of establishing and raising masks and a two-week report on COVID at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention last spring, according to DCist, though. it also said that DC had done well across the country in how it helped the virus.
Ms Nesbitt told the Washington Post that she was stepping down to find work outside the state.
The release of Ms. Bowser said the long-term director will be announced soon.
For more information, go to the Washington Times COVID-19 page.