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Veterans’ Homes Hit Hard By COVID

(Jefferson City) The Missouri Veterans Commission has been hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic.

M-V-C’s Executive Director Paul Kirchhoff says they have a critical staffing shortage, especially a lack of nurses.

Before the pandemic there were 20 nursing job vacancies at veterans’ homes across Missouri.

Today, there are 355 vacancies.

Kirchhoff says the agency would not be operating today if it weren’t for coronavirus relief funding from Washington, and he hopes M-V-C can also draw down American Rescue Plan Act funding.

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