Can Rideshare drivers in Houston be fined for riders not wearing masks?

June 24, 2020 by Rideshare Houston for Rideshare Houston


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Claim Reviewed: Can Rideshare drivers in Houston be fined for riders not wearing masks?
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Here’s the deal

A mandatory face mask order went into effect as of 12:01 a.m Monday, June 22 and will last through 11:59 p.m. Tuesday, June 30. Under the order, Harris County businesses that offer goods and services are required to ensure all its visitors and employees are wearing mask. Rideshare Drivers fall under this.

By default, Rideshare Drivers are Independent Contractors and therefore are considered business owners.

It’s highly unlikely we will be sought out and fined, but it is possible.

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