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All Lyft Riders and Drivers Required to Wear Face Coverings

A “personal health certification” is now a prerequisite for riding or driving with the rideshare company

As part of its response to the COVID-19 pandemic, ridesharing service Lyft has announced it will require all riders and passengers wear face masks or coverings. In addition, users will need to submit a “personal health certification” that self-certifies they are following federal and local guidelines related to Covid-19.

Passengers will no longer be allowed to ride in the front seat, according to the guidelines. 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.

The certification is a prerequisite for users before they will 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.”