Rochelle Walensky, CDC director, leaving agency, Biden says

Dr. Rochelle Walensky, the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, is leaving the agency, President Joe Biden announced.

Walensky, who will leave at the end of June, said in a statement, "The end of the COVID-19 public health emergency marks a tremendous transition for our country, for public health, and in my tenure as CDC Director."

She said her goal was "leaving behind the dark days of the pandemic and moving CDC -- and public health -- forward into a much better and more trusted place."