Uber Implements New Safety Measures

Uber has rolled out new safety policies for riders, drivers and deliveries as the COVID-19 pandemic continues. The new policies affect most countries, including the United States, Canada and Mexico, and will extend through the end of June, when Uber will reassess the policies for each country.

All riders and drivers with Uber must wear face covers or masks. When wearing a face cover or mask, riders and drivers should make sure the face covering covers from the bridge of the nose down to the chin.

Uber is also advising riders to no longer sit in the front seat, which means every ride with Uber will have one less passenger seat available. UberX rides can now have a maximum of three passengers—allowed only in the backseat.

Before drivers can go online to begin driving for Uber or delivering meals via UberEats, they will be asked to visit a Go Online Checklist, to confirm they have taken preventative measures. The checklist includes steps such as having a face cover or mask, that drivers have sanitized their vehicles or food delivery equipment, and that they will not allow anyone to ride in the front seat of the vehicle. In addition to the checklist, prior to accepting trips or deliveries, drivers will be asked to verify that they are wearing a mask by taking a selfie of themselves wearing it.

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