Uber and Lyft Still Driving During COVID-19 Outbreak

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Rideshare drivers are still working during this period of social distancing and self-quarantine. Some say that they simply can not afford to not work. Both Uber and Lyft have supplied 14 days of paid compensation for those diagnosed with the coronavirus, but drivers aren’t satisfied. One driver suggested that the companies send out an email to their riders saying “that their drivers are risking their health in order to provide them a ride. Maybe even an acknowledgment from Uber and Lyft to thank the drivers for continuing to drive, which enables Uber and Lyft to run normally and for riders to get where they need to go.” This comment is specifically due to the decrease in tips that drivers are seeing.

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