It wasn’t safe for Lyft and Uber to assume drivers knew how to use personal protective equipment (PPE), nor was it fair for them to expect drivers to provide critical safety tools at their own expense. Protections like N95 masks, shields, disinfecting supplies, hand sanitizers, barriers, gloves, etc. were recommended for the safety of drivers and riders alike. However, there were no standards, no training and no oversight regarding the use of these PPEs.
It was actually a GLOBAL PANDEMIC for crying-out-loud!