Fact Check: Are Face Mask Exempt Cards really issued by the Department of Justice?

June 24, 2020 by Rideshare Houston for Rideshare Houston


Claim Author: Karen
Claim Reviewed: Are Face Mask Exempt Cards really issued by the Department of Justice?
Rating: False

Type: None Assigned

You may have seen “Face Mask Exempt Cards” either floating around the interwebs or perhaps a rider showed you this very card in order to gain access to your vehicle without a face mask, which by the way is against both Uber and Lyft policy.

Are these real? Are they really issued by the Department of Justice?

According to ADA.gov, they are in fact 100% fake.

From ADA.gov

“The Department of Justice has been made aware of postings or flyers on the internet regarding the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the use of face masks due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many of which include the Department of Justice’s seal.

These postings were not issued by the Department and are not endorsed by the Department.

The Department urges the public not to rely on the information contained in these postings and to visit ADA.gov for ADA information issued by the Department.

For more information and technical assistance about the ADA, please contact the ADA Information Line at 800-514-0301 (voice) and 800-514-0383 (TTY)”.

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