Gig economy companies from Uber to Lyft take action as coronavirus cases grow; workers say it's not enough
March 09, 2020 at 16:11 PM EDT
Facing a wave of pressure from workers and increased scrutiny from lawmakers on Capitol Hill, gig economy companies from Uber to Doordash have been rolling out new policies as coronavirus continues to spread across the U.S. Uber and Lyft are planning to compensate drivers affected by the coronavirus for up to 14 days. Postmates and Instacart have unveiled "no-contact" food delivery. DoorDash, meanwhile, is letting customers leave in-app instructions if they prefer orders left at the door.