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OPH assistant secretary Dr. Alex Billioux to step down at end of month

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Posted at 8:09 PM, Sep 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-09 23:07:07-04

Dr. Alex Billioux, the public face of Louisiana's pandemic response, announced to his staff on Wednesday that he will leave his job at the end of the month, according to our media partners at The Advocate.

Billioux currently served as assistant secretary for the Louisiana Department of Health's Office of Public Health. A spokesperson said he is resigning for personal reasons.

"We know it was a very tough decision for him to make," said spokesperson Aly Neel. "And he will be sorely missed at LDH."

Billioux has been a public face of the state's coronavirus response, offering advice on policies to keep the virus at bay. The news comes as Gov. John Bel Edwards is expected to make an announcement this week regarding whether Louisiana will move to Phase Three of reopening. The governor's current order expires on Friday.

Read more from The Advocate here.

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