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Uber Technologies, Inc.
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Uber's logo
Type Public
Industry Transportation and delivery
Essential service(s) Yes
Country United States
Multinational Yes
Official website
Twitter (@Uber)
COVID-19 webpage
English Wikipedia article

Uber Technologies, Inc., commonly known as Uber, is an international transportation and delivery services company based in the United States. Its subsidiaries include Careem, Jump Bikes, and Uber Eats.

COVID-19 response


  • Encouraging 31 March 2020 (WHO.svg+20 dayssrc): Pledged 10 million free rides and food deliveries for health care workers, senior citizens, and others affected by COVID-19.[1]


  • Disappointing 26 March 2020 (WHO.svg+15 dayssrc): Criticized by drivers for sick leave program setup for COVID-19 being restrictive, inconsistent, and easy to actually receive funds from.[2][3]
  • 11 April 2020 (31 days since WHO declared COVID-19 a pandemic):
    • Disappointing: Drivers indicate they are not receiving cleaning supplies promised by the company.[3]
    • Complicated: Company indicates they have to date paid US drivers $3 million under its sick pay program.[3]

News articles


  1. Hawkins, Andrew J. (2020-03-31). "Uber pledges 10 million free rides and deliveries for workers affected by COVID-19". The Verge. Retrieved 2020-04-13.
  2. "Gig workers say sick pay for coronavirus is hard to come by". cnet. Retrieved 2020-04-13.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Sonnemaker, Tyler. "Amazon employees say they're scared to go to work, but they're not alone — here are 7 big companies facing worker criticism over their coronavirus safety response". Business Insider. Retrieved 2020-04-13.