Uber Eats offering free delivery from independent restaurants

Exterior of Tampa City Hall

The COVID-19 pandemic is affecting all aspects of life in the Tampa Bay region. We’re grateful to the City of Tampa for their response to the situation, and their continued support of the Tampa business community.

Ubereats, a meal delivery service, announced that it would waive delivery fees for all orders from independent restaurants in light of current circumstances.

$0 delivery fees for local delivery

The hope of the $0 delivery fee is done in hopes that it will help continue to stimulate business for locally owned and operated businesses in cities across the country.

You can learn more by visiting the Ubereats App on your iPhone and Android.

Additionally, the company announced a new opt-in program for all restaurants in the U.S. and Canada that use Uber Eats to get daily payouts, rather that the standard weekly payout.

MLB season pushed back

On March 16, it was officially announced that the MLB season would be pushed back as well. Initially just spring training was put to a halt, but following the CDC’s new recommendations, officials have decided to push the season back.

Other local businesses like Kahwa Coffee, which operates multiple locations throughout the Tampa Bay region, will only offer takeout service at this time.

Amalie Arena staff compensated through shutdown

The Tampa Bay Lightning also announced that all employees scheduled to work games at Amalie Arena through the end of March would be compensated. This includes both Lightning hockey games and NCAA Tournament games. In addition, Vinik Sports Group (VSG) established a fund to provide temporary assistance to employees who need support during the shutdown.

Scholastic assists kids during school closures

Scholastic is also pulling through for kids and families stuck home during the pandemic.

Scholastic set up a ‘Learn From Home’ website with four categories: PreK and Kindergarten, Grades 1 and 2, Grades 3-5, and Grades 6+. Each section is already equipped with one week of content for students with 15 additional days on the way.

Each day of content is filled with videos, and learning challenges. The students can even go on virtual field trips or meet best-selling authors.

The website provides up to three hours’ worth of content each day and can be completed on multiple devices.

Written by Andrew Harlan

Andrew Harlan

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