Kelby Krabbenhoft, chief executive officer of Sanford Health, announces a $125 million gift from philanthropist T. Denny Sanford that will establish a program to integrate genetics into primary care and internal medicine, Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014, in Sioux Falls, SD. AP Photo/Dirk Lammers
The debate over whether to wear or not wear a mask to mitigate the spread of the coronavirus has ended for the CEO of a South Dakota healthcare system.
Sanford Health’s Kelby Krabbenhoft wrote in an email to staff that he had experienced COVID-19, but had returned to work and wouldn’t be donning a mask.
In the email, obtained by CNN, Krabbenhoft said “for me to wear a mask defies the efficacy and purpose of a mask and sends