Rhode Island governor chooses search team for health director
PROVIDENCE, RI (AP) — The governor of Rhode Island is using a committee of Rhode Island health professionals to lead the search for the state’s next top public health official, who will continue to guide the response to the coronavirus pandemic. coronavirus.
Gov. Dan McKee announced Jan. 13 that Dr. Nicole Alexander-Scott, director of Rhode Island’s health department, was stepping down but would stay on for two weeks while a search for new leadership was made. She will also act as a consultant for three additional months to ensure continuity.