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Uber & Lyft Are Officially Mask Optional: "You Can Now Ride Without A Mask"

Written by: Khalif Thompson

Employees and passengers on domestic flights in the United States will no longer be required to wear masks, however government organizations suggest that they do so.

According to Bloomberg, Uber and Lyft are the most recent public transportation operators to revise their COVID-19 policy.

A federal judge in the United States dismissed a government law forcing passengers and drivers to conceal their faces during trips on Monday, April 18th, after a similar decision by the country's airlines.

In a statement, Uber reminded riders that, while masks are no longer required, some people still like to wear them. "Remember that many people still feel safer wearing a mask due to personal or family health issues," they stated. "So please be respectful of their preferences".

The Transit Security Administration and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention addressed the change on Monday, noting that while businesses may no longer "order" passengers to wear masks on public transportation, both organizations still urge their usage.

In the United Kingdom, Uber's second key market, the business already eased its laws in response to government recommendations.

COVID-19 restrictions have been eased following a reported fall in numbers following a surge in January due to the Omicron version.

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