Select Summit County Restaurants Allowed to Offer Delivery Services During Pandemic

As counties around the state look to ease coronavirus restrictions, Summit County is now allowing all permitted restaurants to offer in-house delivery service.

This comes after an appeal to a public health order that prohibited restaurants from new delivery services during the early stages of the coronavirus pandemic, according to a press release.

In order to deliver food to the doorsteps of customers, permitted restaurants must abide by guidelines approved by the health department.

Third-party delivery services, such as Grubhub, Seamless, Postmates and Uber Eats, are still prohibited in the county.

“It has always been our goal to restore service as soon as it was safely possible to do so,” Summit County Health Deputy Director, Dr. Phil Bondurant stated in a press release.

We anticipate this announcement to be the first of several in the coming weeks that will open additional operations in the county. It is vital that the community continues to practice social distancing and other measures to allow for these openings to stand.

Staff are expected to adhere to the Summit County Health Code’s delivery protocols and standards, while complying with social distancing.

Restaurant owners and managers who wish to register or have questions can contact the Environmental Health Division at 435-333-1502.