June 11, 2020 / By Meredith Deliso
Ohio Health Director Dr. Amy Acton has resigned, effectively immediately, Gov. Mike DeWine announced Thursday. The public health official became a lauded national figure during the coronavirus pandemic, but has also faced challenges to her authority.
During his daily coronavirus briefing, DeWine said Acton told him this week it was “time for her to step down.”
She will stay in his administration as a chief health adviser, he said.
“She will continue to be able to serve the people of the state of Ohio in a very, very meaningful way, and continue to help me in a very meaningful way,” DeWine said.