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Ride Shares Like Uber Pool And Lyft Are Now Banned In NYC

Claire Leaden Claire Leaden

Ride Shares Like Uber Pool And Lyft Are Now Banned In NYC

Last night, Mayor Bill De Blasio signed an executive order to ban ride shares and pools to “protect drivers and riders alike.”

“This will give everyone more social distance,” he announced on Twitter. “We’re doing this in agreement with the major ride share companies.”

This applies to only shared or pooled rides, individuals can still use these services, or “real” couples he said, those who are married or live together, or families who live under the same roof (since they have already been exposed to each other).

This announcement came after he noted a possible “shelter in place” requirement for the city (where people would have to stay at home except for medical services or necessities like the grocery store, which would be legally enforced).

“We currently have 814 positive cases. We have lost 7 of our fellow New Yorkers,” he said via Twitter. “It’s devastating. Our hearts go out to their families.”

Since news and information is changing so quickly everyday, New Yorkers can text COVID to 692-692 to get important alerts via text message to stay as up-to-date as possible (you probably got an alert yesterday about it).

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