Attorney General James’ Statement on Resignation of Health Commission Zucker

NEW YORK – New York Attorney General Letitia James today released the following statement after it was announced that Dr. Howard Zucker has submitted his resignation from the state Department of Health:

“Dr. Zucker’s resignation marks the end of a difficult chapter for our state. While I thank him for his service, we need more transparency and accountability at the Department of Health as we continue to battle COVID-19. I look forward to working with the next health commissioner, who must safeguard the health and wellbeing of all New Yorkers, especially the most vulnerable, and must do so with openness and great care.”