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Florida Surgeon General to leave post on Sept. 20

Florida Surgeon General to leave post on Sept. 20
Posted at 7:41 PM, Aug 26, 2021
and last updated 2021-08-26 19:41:37-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — Florida Surgeon General Dr. Scott Rivkees will be departing his post in September, according to Gov. DeSantis' press secretary Christina Pushaw.

In a statement from the Governor's office, Dr. Rivkees was praised for his work during the pandemic.

"I can confirm that Dr. Rivkees will depart from DOH after his contract ends September 20. The contract was extended to the full extent of our abilities in law. We thank Dr. Rivkees for his meaningful work during the most challenging pandemic of our lifetime. We appreciate his service to the people of Florida and wish him the best in his future endeavors.

An announcement will be forthcoming as to who will replace Dr. Rivkees when his contract ends."

This is a developing story. Stay with ABC 27 for updates.