SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – The director of the California Department of Public Health is resigning, according to reports from the Sacramento Bee on Sunday.
Dr. Sonia Angell frequently appeared alongside Gov. Gavin Newsom during his coronavirus news conferences
Angell was a crucial figure in formulating the state’s response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
No reason was given for her sudden departure, which comes five months into the pandemic.
Newsom appointed Angell director of the state health department in September of 2019.
Angell’s resignation follows a technical glitch just last week that caused a lag in coronavirus test information reported by the state.