Uber Riders and Drivers Will Be Required to Wear Masks Until now, the company has been suggesting that masks be used to combat COVID-19. In the coming weeks, 'USA Today' reports that the ride-sharing company's new rule will go into effect. Uber has also confirmed the policy to CNN Business after it was approved by executives. CNN Business adds that Uber will use detection technology and other methods to make sure riders and drivers have masks on. Uber, via statement The plan comes as stay-at-home orders in certain U.S. areas begin to be lifted. Uber, via statement Uber has previously said it will provide drivers and other workers with tens of millions of masks. As of now, Uber adds that 1.4 million items have been or will be sent to America. Uber, as well as competitor Lyft, have also been donating rides to workers in the health care industry.