In the spirit of stability and need for experience at the top. The Ontario Government is looking to reappoint its Chief Medical Officer of Health when his current mandate expires.
Dr. David Williams has agreed to remain in his position beyond February 16 of next year up until September 1, 2021.
“Now more than ever, we need experienced, stable leadership,” says Health Minister Christine Elliott. “We need someone who fully understands the pandemic and the province’s public health system as we continue to work collectively to stop the spread of COVID-19, and continue the work preparing for the deployment of vaccines.”
Elliott says Ontario has achieved some milestones under Dr. Williams’ watch, including making the province a leader in testing and case management.
She credits Dr. Williams for taking a leading role in the development of the “Keeping Ontario Safe and Open Framework,” introducing measures to help avoid broad closures.
“I would like to thank Dr. Williams for his continued service to the people of Ontario, and for his leadership during these unprecedented times,” Elliott adds.