Chicago, IL, March 14, 2020 --(PR.com
)-- Insurance Navy shares coronavirus prevention tips to keep rideshare drivers healthy during the outbreak. Official CDC data states that there are more than 1,000 confirmed cases of the coronavirus, otherwise known as COVID-19, in the U.S. alone. As more data comes in on the number of cases, it is important that people who come into contact with multiple people a day take extra precautions. Rideshare drivers may be particularly affected due to the nature of their job. Rideshare companies Uber and Lyft have both put out instructions for drivers on what to do regarding the virus.
Uber urges drivers who feel sick to stay home and not come into contact with passengers. Uber also announced it will be offering drivers 14 days of paid sick leave for those infected with the virus and/or are under quarantine. Lyft will also “provide funds to drivers should they be diagnosed with COVID-19 or put under individual quarantine by a public health agency.” There are no specific details on what kind of compensation infected drivers should expect from either company.
The CDC also has guidelines on what people can do to help stop the spread of the virus. Below is a list of best hygiene practices according to the CDC’s website:
Wash hands for at least 20 seconds with soap and water.
Stay home if you feel sick, but seek medical attention if needed.
Clean and disinfect surfaces that you commonly come into contact with.
Cover your mouth when sneezing or coughing.
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