However, if you do take an Uber or Lyft ride, here are some things to keep in mind.
Dr. Kit Delgado told HuffPost that there are no studies that specifically quantify the risk of using a rideshare service, but individuals should weigh the necessity.
“Using a rideshare or taxi can be moderate to high-risk venues for exposure if someone with coronavirus is in or has recently been in the vehicle,” Delgado said. “Cleaning and sanitizing the vehicle is the individual responsibility of the driver and remains unclear how well this is being done.”
Delgado also noted the onus falls on individual drivers to self quarantine if they are feeling sick or experiencing symptoms.
Dr. Sachin Nagrani advised considering all other options before hailing a rideshare.
“Consider whether it’s necessary to travel locally and any alternative options, particularly physically active ones such as walking or riding a bike if feasible,” Nagrani told HuffPost.