Dr. Rochelle Walensky, the Director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, has announced her resignation from the agency, effective at the end of June.
In her resignation letter to President Biden, Dr. Walensky cited the end of the COVID-19 public health emergency as a “tremendous transition for our country, for public health, and in my tenure as CDC Director.” She said her goal is to leave behind the dark days of the pandemic and move the CDC and public health forward.
The White House issued a statement thanking Dr. Walensky for her service and leadership during the pandemic. President Biden praised her for saving lives with her focus on the health of every American and leading the CDC with honesty and integrity.
“Dr. Walensky leaves CDC a stronger institution, better positioned to confront health threats and protect Americans. We have all benefited from her service and dedication to public health, and I wish her the best in her next chapter,” President Biden said.
This is a developing story, and further updates will be provided as they become available.