As an independent, external review team continues to examine operations related to COVID-19 in the Missouri Veterans Commission's seven Veterans Homes, a dedicated call-in line has been established for family members of residents in the homes.

The call-in number is (314) 552-6665 and is for veterans’ family members only. The call-in line will be open through Nov. 4. 

Family members who wish to share information with the independent review team from Armstrong Teasdale should call and speak with Brian Kaveney. Like the review itself, the call-in line is independent of the Missouri Veterans Commission and all comments related to COVID-19 from residents’ family members are welcome, according to the commission in a news release Thursday. 

Missouri Gov. Mike Parson, on Oct. 2, ordered the Missouri Veterans Commission to conduct an independent, external review of all seven Missouri Veterans Homes and their COVID-19 operations to assess their performance and to identify steps to improve management and prevent further COVID-19 transmission. 

The review began Oct. 12. 

The Missouri Veterans Commission, a division of the Department of Public Safety, operates seven state veterans homes, five state veterans cemeteries and the Veterans Services Program.