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As Coronavirus Cases Climb In Florida, Health Department Top Spokesperson Resigns

State surgeon general Scott Rivkees addresses the media during a news conference on the Coronavirus outbreak on March 2, 2020.
State surgeon general Scott Rivkees addresses the media during a news conference on the Coronavirus outbreak on March 2, 2020.

With the pandemic worsening in Florida, the person in charge of reminding residents to wear a mask and stay six feet apart has abruptly resigned.

Alberto Moscoso, the chief public information officer for the Florida Department of Health throughout the pandemic, bowed out Nov. 6 amid a reshuffling of personnel at the state agency. He would not elaborate on why he left, or where he was going.

In a statement, Fred Piccolo, a spokesperson for Gov. Ron DeSantis, did not provide a specific reason for why Moscoso resigned. Piccolo said that Moscoso will be moving to a new position in state government. Neither Moscoso nor Piccolo could say what that was.

Read more at our news partner the South Florida Sun Sentinel.

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