Yelp Adds COVID-19 Safety Protocols to Business Pages

Yelp has joined the fight against the spread of Coronavirus!

The business review company has added a COVID-19 section to business pages, allowing them to inform customers which services are available and what safety protocols are in effect.

According to Yelp's website, this new Coronavirus section in the crowd-sourcing app aims to help business owners share details on any operational changes that have been implemented to stem the spread of the virus. So what does this include? Companies and businesses can add whether they offer dine-in service, outdoor seating, curbside pickup, delivery and in-person visits, as well as virtual services, the company announced Tuesday.

Yelp's Coronavirus section comes after local governments across the country continue to loosen their coronavirus restrictions, allowing businesses to partially reopen their doors.

Yelp's website adds that consumers will also be able to check guidelines on payment methods as well as how many people are allowed inside a business at a time.

Additionally, Yelp first introduced COVID-19 initiatives in late March, allowing businesses to create a free customizable banner for consumers that is displayed at the top of all Yelp business pages. Yelp says over 380,000 businesses have already activated the free banner!

In an effort to do so, the company's new section will include a timestamp indicating when the business' hours of operation or personalized message was last updated. The COVID-19 section on Yelp business pages can be found online or the company's mobile app, available to both iOS and Android devices.

See Yelp's official Twitter announcement below:

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