How to safely order food delivery during the COVID-19 pandemic

Written by: Akhila Thirumala - Co. Pluto Delivery

June 23, 2020

TL;DR

  1. Minimize direct contact 
  2. Leave delivery instructions
  3. Sanitize food packaging before making contact 
  4. Immediately wash your hands
  5. Leave a tip (they deserve it!) 

After you as an individual have taken the steps to sanitary safety, Pluto Delivery is the best company that will honor your efforts and maintain safe practices on their part. 

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Minimize direct contact   

Based on the current situation of the pandemic, delivery companies are switching  to contactless drop-offs or customers to use the drop-off option to limit the spread of COVID-19. By keeping up with the state of the pandemic, you can also evaluate which food delivery option works best for you. A new and upcoming delivery option is the Starship food delivery robot. 

 

 

 

 

Leave delivery instructions 

At whatever point you request delivery online, you’ll see an empty section    named “delivery instructions.” Normally, you may utilize this to give an entryway code. You can request that drivers drop off food at the entryway, or send a photograph of where you want the food to be left. Customers can additionally contact their driver straightforwardly through the applications to make any directional requests.

 

Sanitize food packaging before making contact

According to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), “There is no evidence of food or food packaging being associated with transmission of COVID-19.” Considering the uncertainty of the pandemic, it is important to be better safe than sorry. According to a recent Harvard study, “A recent study found that the COVID-19 can survive up to 24 hours on cardboard and up to two to three days on plastic.” Because we cannot wait 24 hours to eat food delivered to us, it is key that we wipe everything down. 

 

Immediately wash your hands

To avoid any and all risks, wash your hands for at least 20 seconds with soap, and abstain from contacting your face before touching your food delivery or packaging. 

 

Leave a tip

Employees risk their lives everyday. They deserve recognition for their bravery!

 

Pluto Delivery 

Now that you have taken all the precautions you can as an individual to keep yourself safe, it is important to find a company who won’t let your efforts go to waste. The safest sanitary delivery company during this pandemic is Pluto Delivery because of our various features that prevent spread of COVID-19. Pluto uses tamper proof stickers to make sure packages are not messed with or mishandled.  Another feature Pluto has implemented into their delivery to maintain safety is the requirement of a restaurant worker to take a picture of the food after being prepared and send it to the customer. This allows users to compare food before and after the delivery. Take the proactive step and choose Pluto Delivery to help you with your efforts to maintain sanitary safety during these scary times.