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Can I ride Uber or Lyft during the stay-at-home order?

Ride-sharing is still something you can do during the stay-at-home orders sent down by the District — but there are some rules.

WASHINGTON — Ride-sharing options are abundant in the District, but officials in D.C. are asking riders to be careful and follow some rules while using these services in coordination with its stay-at-home order. 

For Uber and Lyft, rides can still be given to essential workers that need to travel around the city, but drivers of these vehicles must "wipe down all surfaces potentially touched by a passenger after each ride."

Ride-sharing drivers cannot have more than two other persons in their vehicle at any time. 

Using bicycles and scooters in the District is also permitted as it is considered exercise and transportation, but officials want you to be safe and use sanitation precautions. 

"Individuals using shared personal mobility devices, such as scooters and bicycles, are strongly encouraged to bring their own disinfecting wipes and wipe down the parts of the device they touch before and after riding," according to the D.C. stay-at-home order.

To learn more about the D.C. stay-at-home order, click here. 

Bowser issued D.C.'s stay-at-home order after Gov. Larry Hogan of Maryland and Gov. Ralph Northam on Virginia issued similar orders in their respective states earlier Monday. 

"Due to an increasing number of coronavirus cases in D.C. and across the region and the nation, I've issued a stay-at-home order for the District of Columbia," said Bowser in a statement on Monday. "This order reinforces my direction to residents to stay home except to perform essential activities."

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