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Uber Drops Masks Requirements

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - AUGUST 26: The logo of the ride sharing service Uber is seen in front of its headquarters on August 26, 2016 in San Francisco, California. Uber's head of finance Gautam Gupta is reported to have told investors in a conference call that the company had lost $1.27 billion in the first half of 2016. The ride sharing company lost an estimated $520 million in the first quarter and $720 million in the second quarter. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Uber has changed its policy for wearing masks on rides.

The ride-share company has dropped its mask requirement for both drivers and customers.

“The CDC order requiring masks while using rideshare platforms such as Uber is no longer in effect, and we’ve revised our COVID-19 mask and front-seat policies accordingly,” Uber sent to its customers on Tuesday.

Uber also dropped the requirement for people to only sit in the back seat, though encouraged skipping the front by the driver unless a large party would be getting picked up.
The move comes just a day after the Biden administration’s mask mandate for air and public transportation was struck down.