DoorDash Offering No-Contact Food Delivery

Food delivery company DoorDash has taken social distancing to the doorstep as heroic delivery personnel have agreed to place a customer's food in a safe place and alert their customer by text or email when it's ready for pick-up.

"We take the health and safety of our community seriously and want to remind you of the existing options available for deliveries. If you prefer a no-contact delivery or need to request one for health reasons you can make that request today in the delivery instructions. Dashers may also reach out to you through a call or text message when you place an order to request a no-contact delivery as well," DoorDash said in a statement.

The U.S.-based company said it's currently "testing enhanced drop-off options" via the DoorDash app and hopes to have it operational in a few days.

Besides not handing the food directly to patrons to protect their health and safety, DoorDash is asking its deliverers to "text a photo to your customer to confirm the food is in its location, and then wait from a comfortable distance for the customer to collect their order." – Continue reading Etan Vlessing’s Samaritanmag feature online.

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