Driver Announcements

Staying healthy while you drive or deliver

March 20 / US

The health and safety of the Uber community is always our priority. We want to share some tips on how you can take care of yourself and also update you on what riders and Eats customers are doing to keep you safe during this challenging time.    


Steps you can take

Most importantly, do not drive or deliver food if you’re feeling sick. There is financial assistance available for drivers and delivery people who are diagnosed with COVID-19 or placed in individual quarantine by a public health authority. 

If you’re driving, we advise you to

Cover your mouth and nose: If you sneeze or cough, do so into your elbow or a tissue. 

Ask riders to maintain distance: It’s okay to ask riders to sit in the back to give you more space.

Open the window. If possible, roll down the windows to improve ventilation.

If you’re delivering, we advise you to

Drop off at the door: Try to avoid person to person deliveries. It’s okay to politely ask to drop the deliveries at the door.

Wash your hands: Before and after every delivery, make sure to wash your hands.

What we’re requesting of riders and Eats customers

  1. Wash their hands before and after they ride.
  2. Cover their mouth and nose if they sneeze or cough.
  3. Sit in the back to give you more space.

We’re also asking Eats customers to request delivery drop-offs at the door. This will help limit person to person contact and potential spread of the virus. 

We’re here to support you. Stay informed by visiting our Coronavirus Resource webpage or keep checking the Driver blog for more details.