The novel coronavirus has posed innumerable challenges to all people, all over the globe. Life looks very different as we all navigate our way through this global pandemic.
You probably didn’t think twice about taking an Uber or Lyft before the COVID-19 pandemic hit in March 2020. But now, you are likely thinking very differently than you were during this time last year.
Here are a few tips for utilizing a rideshare service during the coronavirus pandemic:
Wash Your Hands for 20+ Seconds
It’s in everyone’s best interest that we all wash our hands as frequently as possible. This includes before and after taking a ride in an Uber or Lyft.
Wear a Face Covering
Uber has adopted a “No mask. No ride.” policy during COVID-19 that requires all drivers and riders alike to wear facial coverings at all times. It’s unlikely, but if your driver arrives and isn’t wearing a face covering, don’t get in the car unless they put one on.
Cover Your Mouth and Nose
If you must sneeze or cough, be sure to do it into your elbow or a tissue. Even though you’re wearing a mask, some droplets may be able to escape into the open air. Always cover your mouth and nose with an additional covering when coughing or sneezing.
Sit in the Back Seat
It’s best for everyone involved to be as far away from the driver as possible.
Open a Window
It’s a good idea to roll down at least one window. You don’t have to keep it all the way down, but it’s wise to keep an open stream of airflow throughout the vehicle at all times.
Don’t Take Any Extras
Some drivers offer riders water bottles and the use of a phone charger during the trip. It’s in your best interest not to accept these items so that you can reduce the number of shared surfaces that you touch.
Use Your Sleeve to Open the Door
It’s a good idea to avoid touching the driver’s vehicle any more than you need to. If possible, you may want to use your sleeve or another cloth to open and close the vehicle’s doors so that you can avoid spreading germs unnecessarily.
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