Uber and Lyft drop mask requirements after court ruling

Uber and Lyft dropped their mask requirements for US passengers and drivers on Tuesday after a federal judge ruled against the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s mandate.

“Riders and drivers are not required to wear masks when using Uber,” Uber told users in a message early Tuesday. “However, the CDC still recommends wearing a mask if you have certain personal risk factors and/or high transmission levels in your area.” 

Uber also said that it would allow riders to sit in the front seats of vehicles — a practice the company banned two years ago during the outbreak of the pandemic. 

Hours after Uber’s announcement, Lyft also nixed its mask requirement for riders and drivers


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