Supporting Local Businesses and Communities in a Time of Need

By Tony Xu, CEO/Co-founder

Today, we find ourselves in an unprecedented situation, one that requires all of us to take measures above and beyond what we previously could have imagined. What I have witnessed over the past couple of weeks has been nothing less than extraordinary. It has been humbling to watch DoorDash merchants, customers, and Dashers come together to support each other. I want to share an update with you about our continued efforts to make sure that everyone in our communities is well fed and well cared for.

We’re Committed to the Safety and Wellbeing of Our Community

Over the past few days, as cities and states have restricted the operations of restaurants and other businesses, we have heard mayors and governors call upon residents to use delivery and pick-up services to reduce person-to-person contact. The U.S. FDA has stated that there is no evidence of food or food packaging being associated with the transmission of COVID-19, but we remain vigilant in our actions to promote health and safety on our platform and to support Dashers.*

To ensure that drivers who are sick can focus on recovering, we are providing financial assistance to eligible Dashers and Caviar couriers who are diagnosed with COVID-19

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