Uber recently announced that it has paid out $3 million to drivers and delivery workers under its coronavirus sick pay policy. This is coming in response to several questions posed to Uber about how many drivers had received payment and how much exactly.
According to Uber, the policy does not cover older drivers or people with pre-existing health conditions that expose them to developing serious infections from COVID-19. It also excludes drivers who may have been exposed to the disease but cannot get a test to confirm their diagnosis.
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A spokeswoman had this to say, “As this pandemic continues to evolve, our policy will continue to evolve, too, so we can help support as many of those who are driving and delivering food as possible.”