Uber says masks now optional for riders, drivers

Federal judge in Florida struck down White House mask mandate

An Uber sign is displayed inside a car in Palatine, Ill., Thursday, Feb. 10, 2022. Uber has reached a deal to include New York City taxi cabs on its app, a move that will help to boost driver availability for passengers and open up a new set of customers for cab drivers. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh) (Nam Y. Huh, Copyright 2022 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.)

Uber riders and drivers can leave their masks at home.

The ride-service company announced Tuesday that facial coverings are no longer mandatory in their vehicles.

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Uber officials emailed users saying they revised their policy after the masking order from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention expired.

This comes after a federal judge in Florida recently struck down the White House’s mask mandate for public transportation.