Uber to require drivers and riders to wear face masks, open windows

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Uber is adopting several safety measures starting Monday.

Drivers and riders will have to confirm they are wearing a mask or cover before every ride. 

Drivers will be asked to confirm through a new checklist, which requires drivers to verify they are wearing a mask by asking them to take a selfie. 

Riders will also have to confirm they are wearing some type of cover on their face, as well as sanitized their hands, agree to sit in the back seat and open windows for ventilation.

Riders and drivers are now allowed to cancel trips without penalty if they don’t feel safe, including if the passenger or driver isn’t wearing a face cover. 

After a ride, if a driver or rider gives a low rating, for example, they'll be asked for feedback, which includes a new tag: "no face cover or mask."

Drivers and riders who repeatedly violate mask policies risk losing access to Uber.

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