Uber will require some riders to verify theyre wearing masks

As an Uber passenger, you already have to verify that you’ve washed or sanitized your hands and that you’re wearing a mask before getting into a ride. But the company will soon require users who show disregard or ignorance of those rules to submit to additional verification. If a driver reports a passenger didn’t have any protective gear on them, that person will have to take a selfie of themselves wearing a mask or face covering before they’re able to take another trip with Uber.

Uber Mask verification


The move builds on the health and safety policy the company announced on May 13th in response to the coronavirus pandemic. At the time, Uber said it would require its drivers and delivery people to take a selfie of themselves wearing a mask and submit it to the company using the Uber app before accepting any jobs. Uber asked the same of passengers, but all you had to do was say you completed its in-app safety checklist. “We firmly believe that accountability is a two-way street. That’s why we’re expanding the same technology to riders,” the company said in explaining its reasoning. When it announced the original policy, it said “drivers and riders who repeatedly violate mask policies risk losing access to Uber.”

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