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State Health Officer Resigns

State Health Officer and DHS Interim Division of Public Health Administrator Stephanie Smiley is resigning her position, effective November 11. In a letter to local health departments, Smiley wrote, “to say 2020 has been hard is an understatement.” Smiley is the second state health officer to resign in last six months. DHS Deputy Secretary Julie Willems Van Dijk will serve as interim state health officer as DHS searches for Smiley’s replacement.

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