Lyft to Require Face Coverings for Riders and Drivers
By Harvey Chipkin
Lyft will require that all riders and passengers wear a face mask or covering and submit a “personal health certification” that self-certifies they are following federal and local guidelines related to Covid-19. Users must also certify they will keep vehicles clean and sanitize their hands frequently, as well as leave windows open when possible to avoid recirculated air. Passengers are not allowed to ride in the front seat, according to the guidelines. Users who don’t consent to the certification won’t be able to ride or drive with the rideshare company. Angie Westbrock, vice president of global operations, said the company is taking action to build products and implement policies that help keep riders and drivers safe, “as well as empower our community to protect themselves and those around them.” Uber recently announced that riders and drivers will need to wear a face covering.