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Ride Share Drivers Staying Safe During Pandemic

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Posted at 5:05 PM, Mar 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-29 18:05:25-04

Some American jobs across the nation have their employees working form home to stay safe from the global pandemic.

Not everyone has that luxury, specifically Uber and Lyft drivers.

Taqui Adouko has been driving for both Uber and Lyft for nearly seven years; he says when the coronavirus became a threat to his jobs, both companies sent letters to their employees cautioning them to be safe.

Adouko tells us he feels like he is helping people by choosing to continue to be a driver with both companies.

Most recently his rides have been to places he believes people really need to go, like to the grocery store or a hospital.

He has noticed a difference in the need for drivers since everyone is trying to stay indoors more.

“When it comes to that I actually would say it has been a little slower but it’s mainly back to how it was when it started", Adouko says.

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