As the Covid-19 virus continues to impact businesses across the country, we here at Delivery Drivers Inc. remain vigilant and proactive in our strategies to keep our operations running, keep our clients the focus of our business, and remain healthy. Lately, we have been getting many questions from clients concerned about how their business will be impacted by the coronavirus. Continue reading to get answers to our most frequently asked questions. If you have a concern that isn’t answered here, please do not hesitate to reach out to us directly. Wash your hands, practice social distancing, and above all, stay safe!
Frequently Asked Questions
Can drivers apply for unemployment?
Independent contractors and gig economy workers are eligible for unemployment under the CARES act. To get this benefit, drivers will have to file for unemployment through their state. Click here to file for unemployment by using the self-service instructions. If you have any questions call us at (888)-334-9675.
What is the difference between COVID-19, the flu, and a cold?
Coronavirus is a fever, DRY cough (no mucus), noticeable shortness of breath, symptoms appear 2-14 days after exposure. The Flu is a high fever (over 100.5), extreme exhaustion, muscle or body aches, dry cough, chills, stuffy nose, headaches, possible vomiting or diarrhea. A cold is sore or scratchy throat, cough, runny nose, stuffy nose, and mild fever if any.
What if my drivers are exposed to someone with COVID-19?
Make sure they self-quarantine right away for at least two weeks. You can supplement them with a little pay if truly needed. Start monitoring driver-partners temperatures.
What if one of my drivers gets COVID-19?
Make sure they call the emergency room immediately to let them know they think they have COVID-19 and not the flu with a dry cough and a fever. Then have them head to the emergency room where they will immediately quarantine them. Allow them the necessary time to heal.
My drivers are concerned about sharing their smartphones to obtain customer’s signatures.
If you can provide your drivers with latex gloves and have them wipe down their device after every use. If a signature isn’t required, consider waving that step for now. Find ways to lessen human contact. Example: Leave groceries, food, items at door, and let the customer know their package has arrived through text or call.