Uber Hubs Closed

Coronavirus Causes Uber to Close Greenlight Hubs

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Uber closes greenlight hubs for drivers amid COVID-19 outbreak

On Friday, March 13th, 2020 Uber announced that it would be temporarily closing it’s local support centers to protect drivers and its staff. This is to remain in effect until April 6th, unless otherwise stated.

Axios reported the following statement from an Uber representative.

“Based on the advice of public health authorities, our goal is to help flatten the curve on community spread in the cities we serve. We want to protect the driver community, as well as the Uber customer support experts who help them every day, by temporarily closing our Greenlight Hubs in the US and Canada to encourage social distancing. We recognize this may create challenges for drivers and are further expanding online and phone support options.”  — Uber spokesperson

Drivers not sure where to turn to make a living

For many drivers, Rideshare presents a flexible way to earn a living, or supplement other income.  The question being asked is “how can I earn money while limiting my exposure?”.  Working from home is an option for many people, if they have the right skills. For others, driving jobs are the way to go and one way to reduce your overall exposure is to switch to delivery.  

Other side gigs like Uber EatsInstacartRoverPostmates and Doordash do involve interaction, but much less than rideshare driving. Most of them have introduced delivery options where you can just leave the order at their door. Drivers have been reporting delivery gigs have picked up drastically and are paying quite well, due to people stocking up and not wanting to leave their homes.  Maybe switching from rideshare to delivery is the way to go while we wait for things to blow over.


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