Official: Connecticut governor fires health commissioner
By DAVE COLLINS Associated Press
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) – A state official says Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont has fired the state’s public health commissioner in the middle of the coronavirus pandemic because of a series of missteps dating back to last year.
The Democratic governor announced Tuesday that he had temporarily replaced Renee Coleman-Mitchell with Deidre Gifford, commissioner of the state Department of Social Services.
The official announcement did not say why Coleman-Mitchell was replaced.
A state official confirmed the firing to The Associated Press and requested anonymity because they were not authorized to release the information.
A message seeking comment was left for Coleman-Mitchell on Tuesday