Dr. Terry MasonCook County's public health chief, and a key player in the coordination of the response to the COVID-19 pandemichas been fired, The Chicago Tribune reported.
"[April 3] … will be Dr. Terry Mason's last day as the chief operating officer for the Cook County Department of Public Health," Cook County Health and Hospitals System Interim CEO Debra Carey, said in a statement.
Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle said Mason was "terminated," a decision made by Carey. Asked why, Preckwinkle said, "It's a personnel matter, and I don't comment on personnel matters."
The Tribune article is at www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-coronavirus-cook-county-health-chief-out-20200403-soqfymhvancx5g7tzzgaocc6nm-story.html .