PHILADELPHIA (CNN) — Face masks are now optional for Uber riders and drivers in the United States, the ride-hailing company said Tuesday, shortly after several major airlines announced a similar change in policy. “The CDC order requiring masks while using rideshare platforms such as Uber is no longer in effect, and we’ve revised our COVID-19 mask and front-seat policies accordingly,” Uber wrote in emails to users on Tuesday.

Uber will no longer require riders to sit in the back seats of vehicles but asked riders to refrain from using the front seats unless they are traveling as part of a large group.

READ MORE: “School Girls,” Directed By Temple University’s Amina Robinson, Tackles Difficult Topics

The changes come one day after a federal judge struck down the Biden administration’s mask mandate for airplanes and other public transport methods.

READ MORE: 5 People Shot Near Temple University, Philadelphia Police Say

Masks may still be required by law in some jurisdictions, Uber’s email said, and in those areas the local regulations will apply.

The company didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment.

MORE NEWS: PPA Adding Patrols To Monitor Illegally Parked Cars In Bike Lanes Amid Growing Number Of Bicyclists Killed In Philly

The-CNN-Wire™ & © 2022 Cable News Network, Inc., a WarnerMedia Company. All rights reserved.