Restaurant workers find jobs in food delivery during the pandemic (includes video story)

Ever since COVID-19 arrived in South Florida, many restaurants and retailers have closed, leaving thousands of people unemployed. The pandemic also affected the food-delivery industry since families have had to quarantine and order meals brought to their homes.

So some laid-off workers have taken jobs in food delivery.

Uber Eats, Postmates and DoorDash are a few of the most in-demand apps for both customers and workers. 

“I lost my job back in March, and restaurants aren’t doing so good because of the pandemic, so DoorDash was something easy and simple to get to,” said Kamila Fernandez, a DoorDash worker.

Exposure to the virus is limited, particularly when clients choose the ‘Leave at door’ option that the apps incorporate.

“It’s okay, you know I don’t come in contact with anyone. . . so I don’t put myself at risk because, you know, I wouldn’t want to put my family at risk,” said Uber Eats worker Bautista Samperi. “So I stay away from everyone if I can avoid it.”

I was born in Caracas, Venezuela but moved to Miami nine years ago. My major is broadcast media, and I hope to be in front of the cameras in the future at sports events presenting or narrating soccer, baseball, or F1 races.