Dr. Lutz, our public health officer, who has been doing a stellar job of managing and keeping the public informed about the COVID epidemic, was summarily asked to resign on Friday. No rationale was given and the information shared with the public was confusing and nonsensical.
I respect some of the board members who were involved in this — namely Linda Thompson and Ben Wick — so I expect to receive a satisfactory answer to why, as well as a plan for a replacement health officer with appropriate credentials within the next few days.
This pandemic has been politicized. The coronavirus does not discriminate – those who don’t take precautions spread it to the rest of us. There is no excuse for this nor for removing an effective health officer in the midst of a pandemic