Coral Murphy, USA TODAY Published 3:09 p.m. ET April 10, 2020 | Updated 3:22 p.m. ET April 10, 2020CLOSE As coronavirus leaves many service workers without jobs, they are forced to struggle with the new reality of life in the COVID-19 pandemic. USA TODAYOver 200,000 health care workers across the country will receive discounted Lyft rides throughout the month of April to travel during the pandemic.The San Francisco-based company announced it will offer the rides to members of the American Federation of Teachers in the states of New York, Connecticut, New Jersey, Washington state, Wisconsin and Oregon, among others.  The discounted rides are meant for essential travel, including trips to groceries stores, food banks and pharmacies. Caregivers may also use the rides to deliver supplies for homebound and self-isolating individuals.In addition, nurses in New York City can access free Citi Bike rides.“In a national emergency, we’ll do everything we can to make sure everyone’s health and safety is protected, particularly our frontline healthcare providers, our public employees and other essential workers who are safeguarding the population,” says AFT President Randi Weingarten. “Sometimes, this means working with unlikely partners like Lyft to do whatever we need for our communities.”  Missing your partner?: Facebook’s


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