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If you want a lift from Lyft, you’ll have to take your temperature first.
Drivers and riders will need to wear masks at all times, and the latter must submit a health self-assessment and commitment on the app prior to booking a trip. It confirms that they don’t have any COVID-19 symptoms (including a fever), do have clean hands, won’t sit in the front seat and will keep the windows open when possible to help circulate fresh air through the vehicle.
The move comes as Lyft reports a recovery in bookings from mid-April lows, while a survey from CarGurus found 39 percent of previous ride-share customers plan to reduce or eliminate their use when coronavirus restrictions are removed.
Timing for the assessment rollout has not been confirmed. Lyft rival Uber also plans to require masks for drivers and riders, CNN reported, but has not detailed any requirements beyond that.