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Are we allowed to temp check riders?

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daisygirl
76 Driver
 Posted 3 weeks, 1 day ago

Is there any rules against this? I want to start temp checking riders before they get in my vehicle. I will use one of those no touch thermometers.

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    DDominico69
    170 Driver
     3 weeks ago

    I’m sure you will receive a good volume of negative ratings. In my mind it isn’t even about the legality of it  

    The problem is what is your plan when the temperature is indeed high and you determine it isn’t safe?  Just get in the vehicle and cancel?

    What if the customer was counting on you to take you to the hospital?  

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      Jezzis
      1 Driver
       3 weeks ago

      Strictly speaking, if you are running a temperature you are violating both Lyft and Uber's terms of service and the driver has every right to refuse the ride. The bigger issue is in some markets (Phoenix for one, being outside for more than 2 minutes or so will give you a skin temp of a low fever) in the summer time. 

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        daisygirl
        OP 76 Driver
         3 weeks ago

        Thanks Jezzis - it shouldnt be my job to take sick covid patients to the hospital!! Come on people. We all know Uber is not lucrative enough to be ferrying covid patients back and forth.


        Good point on the heat/temp issue though...

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        CWalcutt75
        252 Driver
         3 weeks ago

        Everyone talks about wonderful guidelines but it's the enforcement that's difficult. Good question though.

        I need to correct myself, it's not a guideline, it's a "requirement" now that everyone wear masks.


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        DDominico69
        170 Driver
         3 weeks ago

        Yeah, I agree that the drivers have the rights. The unfortunate thing is that customer-facing business is a b*tch. They won't understand, perhaps may even claim they are violating their privacy and their rights..  arg.

        I asked a buddy of mine whether Uber has been communicating to the passengers about this "new rule", and he hadn't heard anything about it. There's the reality for ya.

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    StevenL-NYU
    142 Driver Driver
     2 weeks ago

    Nope, it's a free country. You can ask the riders anything you want. Whether they comply is the other question.  I think you can make your own rules as to which would get in the car. like if they decline, you say NO.  If you are okay with that, no one is stopping you.

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    AndrewCalam
    70
     3 weeks ago

    Maybe you are in the wrong business.