Reopening With A Conscious Approach

Jun 2, 2020

On this edition of River to River, host Ben Kieffer speaks with Iowa emergency physician, Dr. David Krupp. Krupp, and a group of volunteers, recently organized Mask of Wellness – a movement to promote COVID-conscious business practices.

Credit Mask of Wellness

Jayne Armstrong, from the U.S. Small Business Administration, joins the program to speak about how local businesses are preparing to open up since they shut their doors due to the pandemic, and are now closing them again due to the threat of violent protest.

Iowa business owners call in to share how they’ve taken safety measures into account when reopening and how the pandemic has changed the way they operate. 


  • Dr. David Krupp, emergency physician, Mask of Wellness  
  • Jayne Armstrong, Iowa district director, U.S. Small Business Administration
  • Jesse Sauerbrei, owner of Lincoln Wine Bar in Mount Vernon