Ridesharing Service Ramps up Its Mask Requirement

app-2941689_1920If you’ve done any ridesharing lately, you may have noticed that services like Uber have ramped up their stance on wearing masks. As a preventative measure, the service began requiring that drivers snap a selfie wearing a mask before they are allowed to pick up passengers. Uber is now looking to do the same with certain passengers.

If an Uber driver has reported that a passenger has not worn a mask in the past, the passenger will be required to follow the same steps as that of a driver, meaning they must take a selfie showing they are wearing a mask before they can request a ride. The requirement will roll out near the end of the month but you may have already noticed it. Should the ride go smoothly without any issues, the passenger will not be required to take another selfie during their next ride.

According to the source article, Uber has also optimized their software to ensure that passengers and drivers cannot try and “fool” the app by attempting to cover their mouths with their hands, for example.

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