State Well being Officer Kathy Lofy, who has helped lead Washington’s COVID-19 response, is stepping down


Evan Bush

Dr. Kathy Lofy, Washington’s high public well being officer, will go away the state’s well being division at 12 months’s finish, she stated in a Wednesday information briefing.

“I’m not shifting on for any motive, in addition to, it’s the fitting time for me personally,” Lofy stated, including that she deliberate take a short hiatus from her profession to enhance her personal well being and join with household and associates.

Lofy stated it was an honor to assist lead the state’s COVID-19 response.

State Secretary of Well being John Wiesman stated in Might that he’ll resign his function in January 2021 to take a job on the College of North Carolina. A spokesperson for for Gov. Jay Inslee stated Wiesman accepted the North Carolina job in early March.

“We anticipate beginning recruitment within the subsequent month as we transition, additionally, secretary management,” Wiesman stated Wednesday.