Uber and Lyft announced on Tuesday (April 19) that riders and drivers are no longer required to wear masks.
“As of April 19, 2022, riders and drivers are not required to wear masks when using Uber,” the company said in updated safety guidance on its website. “However, the CDC still recommends wearing a mask if you have certain personal risk factors and/or high transmission levels in your area.”
Lyft offered a similar statement and added: “We know that everyone has different comfort levels, and anyone who wants to continue wearing a mask is encouraged to do so. As always, drivers or riders can decline to accept or cancel any ride they don’t wish to take.”
The change comes after a federal judge in Florida ruled on Monday (April 18) that the CDC overstepped its authority to require masks on planes and other public transportation.
The Transportation Security Administration will no longer enforce masks on public transportation, and airlines including United, Delta and Alaska have said masks are no longer required. Amtrak also made masks optional.