Updated: Jan 2
On Thursday, the CEO of Uber, Dara Khosrowshahi sent a letter to all 50 U.S. governors, and President-elect Joe Biden. In the letter he asked them to prioritize the company's rideshare and delivery drivers when it comes to vaccine distribution.
“Over the last nine months, these workers have been a lifeline to their communities,” Khosrowshahi wrote in the letter, per Reuters. “They have transported healthcare workers to hospitals, delivered food to people socially distancing at home, and helped local restaurants stay in business.”
Khosrowshahi said it's because of this essential work that Uber drivers should be given the vaccine right after healthcare workers and long-term care facility residents, Reuters reported.