DC city council capping delivery app fees during COVID-19 crisis

The D.C. City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to place a cap on the fees delivery app services can charge amid the COVID-19 crisis.

Services like Grubhub and Door Dash will be limited to a 15 percent fee on orders until the crisis is over.

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D.C. is one of many American cities and states that have shuttered restaurants for all but delivery or pickup services.

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Local leaders are trying to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus by closing traditional gathering spaces like restaurants.

Seattle and San Francisco have passed similar caps at 15 percent.

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