Over the next two weeks, Lyft’s app will be updated with the new “personal health certification,” which requires passengers and drivers to promise to adhere to CDC and local health regulations before using the service. In addition to face coverings and the promise not to ride or drive while sick, the app reminds drivers to frequently wash their hands and sanitize their cars. Passengers are also instructed to keep the front seat empty to respect social distancing guidelines, and “open your window when possible.”
As with the rest of the company’s safety policies, drivers and passengers can contact the company to report safety violations. If a Lyft user — passenger or driver — repeatedly breaks the new healthy safety rules, then they could have their account suspended.