Biden Announces Changes in White House COVID-19 Response Coordinator

This week, President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. announced a leadership change in his Administration’s COVID-19 response team. White House COVID-19 Response Coordinator Jeff Zients will be stepping down from his role after serving the Administration for the past 14 months. President Biden applauded the work and expertise of Zients, coordinating strategies and infrastructure to deliver vaccines, tests, treatments, and masks to hundreds of millions of Americans.

President Biden, in Zients’ place, has named Dr. Ashish Jha to serve as the next White House COVID-19 Response Coordinator. Jha is a widely recognized public health leader, currently the dean of the Brown University School of Public Health. Jha is anticipated to begin his role in April and will be tasked with executing the Biden-Harris Administration’s National COVID-19 Preparedness Plan and managing ongoing COVID-19 risks.

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