Lyft Drivers and Riders Are Now Required to Wear Masks

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Lyft is the first ride-share company to require face masks for both drivers and riders. As local stay-at-home orders are beginning to ease, Lyft is implementing a new Health and Safety Program with new policies designed to keep everyone safe.


Before using Lyft, every rider and driver will have to certify in the app that they'll a wear face mask throughout the entire ride, are free of symptoms, leave windows open when possible, use hand sanitizer frequently, and will follow CDC and local guidelines related to COVID-19. If they are experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms, they aren't permitted to ride or drive. Passengers will also have to ride in the backseat to keep as much distance as possible.

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Lyft is supplying drivers with cleaning supplies and masks, and since ridership is low right now, the company is providing drivers with more opportunities to earn money with Essential Deliveries, a service that provides contactless delivery of essential items like meals, groceries, and medical supplies.