Senator Hawley Says Changes Must be Made at Missouri Veterans Homes

A Missouri senator who serves on the Armed Services Committee on Capitol Hill says changes must be made at Missouri veterans homes, following a recent COVID outbreak. At least 138 veterans living at state veterans homes have died from the coronavirus since September.

Senator Josh Hawley has read Armstrong Teasdale’s report, which says the Missouri Veterans Commission (MVC) headquarters failed to recognize the outbreak:

Hawley says he has been in touch with Governor Parson’s office, after reading the report.

St. Louis-based Armstrong Teasdale’s report makes dozens of recommendations, including calling on MVC headquarters and veterans homes to develop a comprehensive COVID-19 outbreak plan.