Uber says it will be distributing face masks to drivers and delivery workers, focusing first on the cities hardest hit by the coronavirus pandemic. The company will begin urging riders to wear face masks as well, in accordance with guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and in Osceola County, it would be abiding by the face covering ordinance.
Uber recently shipped its first order of masks for drivers in New York City, which is the epicenter of the outbreak in the US, and it expects to receive an order of half a million more in the coming days.
In total, Uber has ordered “tens of millions” of face masks, which it expects to distribute to other cities in the coming weeks. Uber began shipping disinfecting car spray to drivers in hard-hit cities and has promised to supply drivers and delivery workers with sanitizer.