Lyft riders and drivers need to check a few boxes before getting in the car.
Lyft announced that users must submit a “Personal Health Certification,” which requires every rider, and driver, to self-certify that they are following Centers for Disease Control and local guidelines related to COVID-19.
Riders and drivers must confirm they will wear a face mask, or covering, and they will not ride or drive with Lyft if they have COVID-19, think they have it or have related symptoms.
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.
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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 Lyft.
“With guidance from the CDC, Public Health Agency of Canada, WHO, and local officials, Lyft 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,” said Angie Westbrock, vice president of global operations and head of Lyft’s COVID-19 response task force.
This follows similar efforts by Uber, which announced this week that riders and drivers will need to wear face masks or some kind of covering in order to ride.
Similarly, airlines such as Spirit are requiring passengers to wear face masks to prevent the spread of coronavirus.
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