- Uber Eats waives delivery fees amid the global coronavirus pandemic.
- Uber gives healthcare workers and first responders in the United States and Canada 300,000 free meals on Uber Eats.
- The company will compensate employees who will test positive for the virus and those who are affected by the quarantining measures set forth.
Uber Eats waives delivery fees for over 100,000 independent restaurants in the United States and Canada in efforts to mitigate the negative impact on the restaurant industry brought about by the global coronavirus pandemic.
This is the newest attempt by major industries such as Uber, Lyft, and Grubhub to further relieve some of the financial problems that arose after the coronavirus outbreak.
The company launches daily promotion campaigns to promote delivery from local restaurants, especially for those who are not familiar with the services the company provides. This permits restaurants to make daily payments on all Uber Eats orders in place of the customary weekly billing.
Uber also donates 300,000 free meals on Uber Eats to healthcare workers and first responders in both the United States and Canada.
Uber Eats encourage customers that are considering delivery services are encouraged to select no-contact delivery. The same extends to other companies including Instacart, Grubhub, Postmates, and Seamless.
Grubhub and Seamless have also been discontinued service fees for independent restaurants indefinitely.
Uber announces earlier today that the company will offer two-week worth of pay as compensation to company employees who will test positive for COVID-19 and those who are forced to quarantine. The company also guarantees that safety measures to help limit the spread of the virus are put in place.