There’s more than one reason to mask up this Halloween. If you are celebrating this Halloween weekend, remember, there is nothing spookier than jeopardizing your health and the health of others. 

When we wear a mask, we protect each other.

The Centers for Disease Control and the World Health Organization both recommend face covers as the best way to slow the spread and protect against COVID-19. Uber’s policy requires all riders, drivers and delivery people to wear a mask that covers their nose and mouth. And last month, we implemented a rider mask verification feature that requires riders flagged for not wearing a mask to verify they are wearing one by taking a selfie with the mask on before they can get their next trip. 

Remember, drivers can cancel a trip at any time if a rider isn’t wearing a mask or violates the policy during a trip. We firmly believe that accountability is a two-way street, and encourage users to report mask violators to help ensure the safety of everyone on the platform. Repeat violators risk losing access to the app. 

When using Uber, please follow these three simple step:  

    • Wash: Wash your hands. Practice good hygiene by washing your hands before and after you get into a rideshare vehicle. Uber’s Ready to Ride Safety Checklist will ask you to confirm this before you begin your trip.
    • Wear: No mask. No ride. That goes for you, too, Dracula. 🧛🏽‍♂️ 😷  Both the CDC and WHO recommend wearing a face cover when social distancing is not possible to help reduce the likelihood of transmitting Covid-19.
    • Air: When possible, riders should keep the windows open during a trip. Air circulation helps reduce the transmission of a virus. They should also sit in the back seat. 

And most importantly, if you are feeling sick – stay home. 

Happy Halloween, all you goblins and ghouls.

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