(DCWatchdog.com) – BREAKING NOW: In what might be the final nail in the coffin of the mandated wearing of COVID masks in public places, both of the largest rideshare companies, Uber and Lyft, just revoked their mask-wearing rules for both drivers and riders.
This move by Uber and Lyft comes on the heels of all airlines, airports, and Amtrak dropping mask requirements in the wake of a federal judge ruling late yesterday that overturned the Biden administration’s federal transportation mask mandate because the judge found the mandate to not comply with the regulatory rulemaking law.
Last evening, the federal Transportation Security Administration (TSA) announced that it would no longer require mask-wearing in airports and airlines.
Uber just sent the following to all users of its app:
“Riders and drivers are not required to wear masks when using Uber…However, the CDC still recommends wearing a mask if you have certain personal risk factors and/or high transmission levels in your area.”
Uber added in its statement:
“Remember: many people still feel safer wearing a mask because of personal or family health situations, so please be respectful of their preferences. And if you ever feel uncomfortable, you can always cancel the trip.”
As for Lyft, it said in a statement:
“While riders and drivers can always cancel any ride they don’t wish to take, health safety reasons—like not wearing a mask—will no longer appear as cancellation options in the app.”
With these two major companies now revoking mask mandates, there are no remaining requirements for COVID masks to be worn in public by major companies.
This is a breaking news report from DC Watchdog.