Uber has announced that it will no longer require drivers or passengers to wear masks while in a vehicle.
The company announced the change Tuesday morning less than 24 hours after a federal judge overturned the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s public transit mask mandate extension.
“As of April 19, 2022, riders and drivers are not required to wear masks when using Uber,” the company says on its website. “However, the CDC still recommends wearing a mask if you have certain personal risk factors and/or high transmission in your area.
“Remember: many people still feel safer wearing a mask because of personal or family health situations, so please be respectful of their preferences,” the statement continued. “And, if you ever feel uncomfortable, you can always cancel the trip.”
Uber isn’t alone in dropping a blanket mask mandate: Airports, including CVG, and airlines are also dropping mandates in many circumstances.