Need to stay home? West Seattle has plenty of delivery options for dining.
In a sense we've been getting ready for this for some time.
The Coronavirus has disrupted normal life around the world in some profound ways but notably, if this had happened even five years ago the range of options to get food delivered was nowhere near as robust as it is today. And the primary providers for this are taking the issue very seriously. Most of them will for example give you the option of leaving the food outside the door as an extra step of protection or so called "contactless" delivery. Even some grocery providers will offer this option.
Consider the type of food you are ordering when considering a delivery. Some food makes the trek from kitchen to home better than others. The time honored pizza delivery from Dominos or Pizza Hut who use their own drivers are options too. Some have better delivery fee options than others. For example Caviar.com has NO delivery fee for your first month.
This is also an opportunity to try out a cuisine you might not otherwise choose from Indian food to, Japanese food.
In a time of uncertainty this is one excellent way to keep your local favorites in business.
Uber said on their site:
Steps we are taking
Supporting public health authorities
We have a team available 24/7 to support public health authorities in their response to the epidemic. Working with them, we may temporarily suspend the accounts of riders or drivers confirmed to have contracted or been exposed to COVID-19. We’re also consulting with an epidemiologist to make sure our efforts as a company are grounded in medical advice.
Helping affected drivers and delivery people
Any driver or delivery person who is diagnosed with COVID-19 or is individually asked to self-isolate by a public health authority will receive financial assistance for up to 14 days while their account is on hold. We’ve already helped drivers in some affected areas, and we’re working to quickly implement this worldwide.
Helping to keep cars clean
We are working to provide drivers with disinfectants to help them keep their cars clean. Supplies are very limited, but we’re partnering with manufacturers and distributors to source as much as possible. We’ll be prioritizing distribution to drivers in cities with the greatest need.
Giving you options for food delivery
We understand that you may be relying more on food delivery right now. If you prefer, you can leave a note in the Uber Eats app to ask your delivery person to leave your food at the door.
Upholding our Community Guidelines
There have been reports of discrimination linked to the current situation. This is never okay—every rider and driver is expected to follow the Uber Community Guidelines, which clearly prohibit discrimination.
The policies of the other delivery companies are similar or evolving as the situation remains fluid and subject to change.
Here's a list of links for local food delivery options.