Update to Lyft’s Health Safety Guidelines

Masks Now Optional While Riding or Driving with Lyft


Soon after the pandemic began, Lyft established new in-ride policies based closely on public health guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Now that the CDC order mandating masks on transportation is no longer in effect, starting today, we’re updating our policies for riding and driving with Lyft. 

Here’s what that means for riders and drivers:

  • Wearing a mask is now optional for everyone in the car 

  • Riders and drivers are no longer required to keep the front seat empty or the windows open

  • While riders and drivers can always cancel any ride they don’t wish to take, health safety reasons – like not wearing a mask – will no longer appear as cancellation options in the app

  • Riders and drivers should continue to not use Lyft if they have COVID-19 or any related symptoms 

Wearing masks on transportation may still be required by law in some areas, and we encourage riders and drivers to check their local public health requirements before using Lyft. 

We know that everyone has different comfort levels, and anyone who wants to continue wearing a mask is encouraged to do so. As always, we expect everyone in the car to follow our Community Guidelines and treat each other with respect.