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Uber Vehicles are breeding grounds for Covid-19 - Think about it. Uber needs an improved process.

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Dat_Sun2
35
 Posted 1 year, 1 month ago

I appreciate Uber putting in some measures in place, but can we face the hard truths?

You have a high exposure of Covid-19 when you get into an Uber, because:

We have to admit that most drivers do not:

An improved Uber guideline is needed to make sure some of these are addressed.

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    BenRosen
    86 Driver
     1 year ago

    Just for your sanity, the drivers are asked to put their masks on BEFORE they go online, i.e. start their shift. So technically, they are supposed to have their masks on during the entire shift. I do not know what percentage keeps their masks on or not. 

    Here's what Uber says. I did the highlights.  Basically, the checklist must be completed before every ride.

    Before you can go online to drive or deliver, you will be asked to confirm, via a new Go Online Checklist, that you’ve taken certain preventive measures. The Go Online Checklist includes steps such as having on a face cover or mask, that you have sanitized your vehicle or food delivery equipment, and that you will not allow anyone to ride in your front seat.

    Riders too will be asked to confirm they have taken certain precautions like wearing a face cover or mask and washing or sanitizing their hands before they can ride. They must also agree to sit in the back seat and open windows for ventilation.

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    Just for your sanity, the drivers are asked to put their masks on BEFORE they go online, i.e. start their shift. So technically, they are supposed to have their masks on during the entire shift. I do not know what percentage keeps their masks on or not. 

    Here's what Uber says. I did the highlights.  Basically, the checklist must be completed before every ride.

    Before you can go online to drive or deliver, you will be asked to confirm, via a new Go Online Checklist, that you’ve taken certain preventive measures. The Go Online Checklist includes steps such as having on a face cover or mask, that you have sanitized your vehicle or food delivery equipment, and that you will not allow anyone to ride in your front seat.

    Riders too will be asked to confirm they have taken certain precautions like wearing a face cover or mask and washing or sanitizing their hands before they can ride. They must also agree to sit in the back seat and open windows for ventilation.

    In addition to the Go Online Checklist, prior to going online and accepting trips or deliveries, you will be asked to verify you are wearing a mask by taking a selfie wearing it. While you are enroute to the pick up location, your rider will receive an in-app message confirming you completed the verification of wearing a mask.




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      Dat_Sun2
      35
       1 year ago

      Yeah, but it doesn't mean they follow the rules. I am sure these guidelines are a joke to those drivers who prefer to not wear one. All they care is to not be reported so they can continue to get paid.

      I didn't know the policy was that detailed though.  Thanks for the note. I feel slightly better.

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    bellylaugh
    50 Rider
     1 year ago

    I haven't even though about or heard guidelines that drivers should put on outside air but that does seem really important. The best way to fight this thing is through constant moving fresh air!

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    donbon
    85
     1 year ago

    Sure, it might not be PERFECT, but no situation is perfectly safe in this new covid world. We have to stop over thinking and analyzing every little situation. 

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    DonutDrivers
    246 Driver Driver
     1 year ago

    As some other commenters mentioned, this goes both ways. There are crappy drivers and there are crappy passengers. We are all accountable and we need to protect ourselves.

    Enclosed space thing I do empathize though. It feels helpless for sure.  I am sure many other feel the same way. Uber's ridership is down by like a million percent.

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    Bigfrank
    445 Driver Driver Rider
     1 year ago

    All these add on s and procedures cost money and for the amount of money drivers are making to transport mostly riders who do not tip is not worth my time and the risk far out weighs the benefits

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    KumarBengi
    90 Rider
     1 year ago

    You can protect yourself by opening the window once you get into the car. The driver must allow you to do this. As BenRosen states, this apparently is the guideline for the riders too.

    Now, once it gets super cold, I don't know what we do.

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      Slippens
       1 year ago

      I thought the virus was supposed to have died when the weather got warmer. It sure must be gone by now. We had all summer of record breaking temperatures.

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    CrazyCrayons
    146
     1 year ago

    Agreed.  The drivers should at least have the outside air on their ac and open their windows for a little while before pick up. Even just 10 seconds. I am sure it helps tremendously to disperse the infected droplets.