Ride Care COVID-19 Best Practices

Updated: Apr 8, 2020

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Rideshare services designed specifically for safely transporting children can get kids from place to place with experienced caregivers. These same services are available to seniors, at-risk individuals, essential service workers, and others who typically rely on rideshare or public transportation.

Please review these best practices for ride care.

Rides with verified care providers may be used for many purposes:

  • One-to-one rides offer protective distancing for children, seniors, at-risk individuals, and essential service workers who would otherwise rely on public transportation

  • Reliably transport children needing childcare to and from the childcare provider (or essential workers to and from their place of work)

  • Access school meal programs (or for seniors, getting to the grocery store or pharmacy)

  • Access pick-up school technology and educational tools

  • Access programs for Individualized Educational Plan (IEP) students, including speech, occupational, and behavioral therapy

What safety practices should I expect from my drivers?

  • Verify with the ride care provider that drivers follow CDC and local guidelines for hand washing and mask-wearing

  • Drivers should clean and disinfect their vehicle between each ride

  • Confirm with the provider that drivers who are sick or who have been exposed to someone experiencing COVID-19 symptoms within the last 14 days are not permitted to provide rides

In kind, if your child or a member of your household is sick, or if your child may have been exposed to coronavirus in the last 14 days, do not use ride care.

Creative Options

  • If your child is attending daycare, get yourself some extra time by using a ride care to and from

  • If a care provider is coming to your home, use a ride care to transport them to and from your home instead of public transportation

  • If you are part of a family-to-family shared care circle, you can also share rides with each other

There are many options for childcare, and most families use several methods to meet all your care needs. Read best practices for more types here. Find providers here.

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