Waitr says it will Continue Paying Hourly Employees who Contract COVID-19 and/or are Quarantined; Offers ‘No-Contact’ Delivery

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Waitr, the Lafayette-based food delivery service that’s prevalent in the Houma-Thibodaux area,

said it will continue to pay any hourly employee that contracts COVID-19 and/or is in quarantine.


This policy is part of Waitr’s initiatives to “help protect and support its restaurant partners, diners, drivers and employees during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak,” it announced today. 


The company also said it is now offering “No-Contact” delivery to allow for distancing between customers and delivery drivers and is supplying all drivers with gloves. 


Waitr also said it is working with restaurant partners to offer free delivery and marketing programs.


“Right now, communities and small businesses around the nation are facing unprecedented and uncertain times,” said Carl Grimstad, CEO of Waitr. “We want to be a valuable resource and partner to help our local communities find creative solutions to support restaurants and consumers in this time of need. Under this current climate, we have heightened all of our precautionary standards and procedures to ensure the health, safety, and comfort of our restaurant partners, diners and staff as we all navigate through this pandemic.”