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Does your Lyft driver have a plastic shield with a metal tube attached so you can get AC in the back?

Most ride-hailing services that are still operating during this pandemic are requiring passengers to wear masks.

However, some drivers are being smart and taking extra precautions, like putting a barrier between the front and the back seat:

And some have even figured out a way to circulate air to the back seat — with tubes and, in some cases, air fresheners:

@WannaBeReeceJr / twitter.com

yeah but does your Lyft driver have a plastic shield but a metal tube with air freshener attached so you can get AC in the back? didn’t think so

11:01 PM – 21 Jul 2020

@Icdlia / twitter.com

There are drivers who have added tip boxes to their barriers:

@PrevalentImages / twitter.com

And some who have confined themselves to their front seat with PVC piping:

@natsfert / twitter.com

There are drivers who have gone above and beyond, using plexiglass to shield themselves from their passengers:

@WannaBeReeceJr My driver a couple months back had a plywood/plexiglass set up too. Awesome efforts.

12:29 AM – 21 Jul 2020

@Zeke_Cao / twitter.com

And then there are drivers who are making protective shields with basic materials from the grocery store:

@Tchalla_Fett / twitter.com

Companies, like Lyft, have given active drivers plastic shields that latch onto the head rests:

Lyft to distribute 60,000 driver shields to the most active drivers.

The circle is almost complete. Just need to issue some medallions and wrap the cars in same patterns 😅

02:38 PM – 17 Jul 2020

@carsmenskii / twitter.com

And the drivers who still want to offer snacks do so with a bottle of hand sanitizer readily available:

@IKidToshil / twitter.com

Basically, everything just looks a lot different in 2020. Keep staying home when you can, and stay safe!

@joserosado / twitter.com

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