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Tennessee COVID-19 leader leaving for university adviser job

A replacement for the Unified-Command Group's leader has not yet been named.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Gov. Bill Lee has announced that the head of Tennessee’s COVID-19 team will step down at the end of the month to take a job with a university in South Carolina.

Lee’s office announced Friday that Stuart McWhorter is leaving the Unified-Command Group to accept a senior advisory role at Clemson University. 

McWhorter has only overseen the COVID-19 team since late March. He stepped down as the Department of Finance and Administration commissioner to take over the new position.

A replacement for McWhorter has not been named.

This story was originally reported by the Associated Press.

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