In order to make sure drivers are taking precautions and ensuring their cars are clean, Uber is spending $50 million to procure masks, hand sanitizer, disinfectant sprays, gloves, among other things, to send to their drivers.
Beginning next Monday, May 18, both riders and drivers will have to wear masks or face coverings for the duration of Uber trips.
Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi said in a blog post that an online checklist will ask whether drivers and riders have taken certain safety measures before using the service. A selfie taken by the driver and then processed by a new technology will verify that a driver is wearing a face mask; a driver not wearing a mask won’t be able to get online. Riders will have to sit in the back seat and agree to windows being open for increased ventilation.
Read the article at Car and Driver.