Before every ride, users will now have to certify that they are wearing a mask and are symptom-free.
As B.C. begins to ease stay-at-home advisories related to COVID-19, Lyft has announced new health and safety standards for its users.
The ride-hailing company, which launched in Vancouver in January, announced Thursday that all users will now be required to wear face masks or coverings for every ride.
Face coverings will be provided to Vancouver Lyft drivers at no extra cost, the firm said.
Before every ride, users will now have to declare that they’re wearing a mask and are symptom-free. Anyone who doesn’t agree to the personal health certification will be unable to request a ride or drive with Lyft.
Drivers will also be required to leave windows open whenever possible to avoid recirculated air, and passengers can no longer ride in the front seat.
The Lyft app will also include “educational content adhering to Canadian health-official guidance,” the company said.
Drivers can already access health safety education in their Lyft app. The feature will be released to riders soon as well.
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Nick Trahair, CLM,CHA serves as General Manager of the GrandStay Hotel & Suites of Traverse City, MI.
Prior to joining the staff at the GrandStay, he served as the Regional Operations Manager for a large hospitality management company based in the Midwest and also has worked in the food and beverage management field.