One of the most important rideshare news story is Uber and Lyft lifting their mask mandates on April 19, 2022. While many drivers celebrate, others are worried and concerned.
Before this news, Uber and Lyft had a mask mandate, which had been in place due to the pandemic under Federal orders for all forms of transportation-buses, trains, airplanes, rideshare etc.
Earlier this week, a judge ruled that the mask mandate for travel should be voided, stating that it exceeded the authority of U.S. health officials.
The action of this judge immediately superseded the CDC’s order to wear masks when using public transportation, though it’s still highly encouraged by the department. The judge also ruled that the CDC did not follow proper protocol in implementing the mask mandate rule.