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Reopening With A Conscious Approach

Mike Petrucci
As more COVID-19 restrictions begin to lift, Dr. David Krupp stressed the importance of his grassroots effort to improve the health and wealth of communities through impactful prevention measures.

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.

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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

Matthew was a producer for IPR's River to River and Talk of Iowa
Ben Kieffer is the host of IPR's River to River