said that riders and drivers would no longer have to wear masks during trips, becoming the latest company to update its policies after a federal judge ruled that the government’s national requirement for face coverings was unlawful.
“However, the CDC still recommends wearing a mask if you have certain personal risk factors and/or high transmission levels in your area,” Uber (ticker: UBER) said in a statement on its website on Tuesday.
The ride-hailing giant also asked people to be respectful of individual preferences, noting that many people still feel safer wearing a mask because of personal or family health situations.
“And if you ever feel uncomfortable, you can always cancel the trip,” Uber added.
The Transportation Security Administration said on Monday that it will stop enforcing the Biden administration’s rule mandating masks on planes, trains and other forms of public transportation. The move came after a federal judge in Florida on Monday struck down the national mandate, saying the CDC had overstepped its authority by extending it through May 3.
Shortly after, several major U.S. airlines including
Delta Air Lines
(AAL) announced that masks are now optional for their airport employees, crew members and customers inside U.S. airports and onboard aircraft.
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