Governor Parson Says Changes Must be Made at Missouri Veterans Homes


At least 145 veterans living at Missouri veterans homes have died from the coronavirus, since September.

Governor Mike Parson says changes must be made involving the operations of state veterans homes, and says his office will see that it’s done:

An independent investigation conducted by St. Louis-based Armstrong Teasdale found that the Missouri Veterans Commission (MVC) headquarters failed to recognize the COVID outbreak.

The report found that some veterans have roommates and share toilet and shower facilities. Armstrong Teasdale recommends that veterans reside in private rooms with private bathrooms.