HARRISBURG (AP) — Gov. Tom Wolf is elevating two officials involved in his administration’s response to the coronavirus to replace the departing Dr. Rachel Levine as his health secretary and physician general. Wolf said today he intends to nominate a deputy chief of staff, Alison Beam, to take over as secretary of the Department of Health. Wolf, meanwhile, elevated Dr. Wendy Braund, the Covid-19 response director for the department, to the position of the acting interim physician general. Beam has helped coordinate the administration’s pandemic response. Levine’s last day is today, as she prepares to become President Joe Biden’s nominee to be his assistant secretary of health.

ALISON BEAM

DR. WENDY BRAUND