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Uber to no longer require face masks

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FILE – In this Nov. 15, 2019, file photo an Uber office is seen in Secaucus, N.J. Uber lost $2.9 billion in the first quarter as its overseas investments were hammered by the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)

Uber has announced that it will no longer require drivers or riders to wear facemasks while traveling.
The change came just hours after a judge struck down the mask mandate for air travel Monday.
The company wrote in an email to customers about the update to their policy:
“The CDC order requiring masks while using rideshare platforms such as Uber is no longer in effect, and we’ve revised our COVID-19 mask and front-seat policies accordingly,” Uber wrote in emails Tuesday.
In addition to making the mask mandate optional for drivers and riders, the company says that it is also dropping its rule that riders must only ride in the backseat.
The company, however, is requesting that riders refrain from using the front seat unless necessary or while they are traveling with a large group.
The mask mandate will still apply in jurisdictions where the law or local regulations requires it.