Orange County health official resigns after receiving threats

SANTA ANA (AP) — A high-ranking public health official for Southern California's Orange County has resigned after receiving threats over her order for residents wear to face coverings when near others in public to protect against the coronavirus. Dr. Nichole Quick, the county's health officer, left her job late Monday, said Jessica Good, a spokeswoman for the county health care agency. Quick is the seventh senior health official to resign in California since the pandemic began and the officials suddenly faced unprecedented pressure, criticism and threats, said Kat DeBurgh, executive director of the Health Officers Association of California. At a recent Orange County board of supervisors meeting, a resident said she would invite others to hold workout sessions outside Quick's home whil
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