Lyft is planning to expand its platform in order to include food and medical supply deliveries during the outbreak of COVID-19. The decision to move in this direction is the result of a drastic decrease in the number of Lyft users requesting rides on the platform, at the same time there is an increased demand in food and medical supplies.
Additionally, the platform released a statement about the decision to make these changes, "This work helps create new opportunities for drivers, provides rides to those in need, and helps distribute essential goods."
The company has also partnered with eight different Medicaid agencies to dispense transportation to and from non-emergency medical appointments.
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