I’ve read a lot of posts about buying online gift cards if available, and continuing to get take-out if you feel comfortable doing so. If you’re going to eat there in the future anyways, why not purchase a gift card now? Share, share, share. When you see a local (or non local) business post something on social media that your friends and family might be interested in, share it on your channel. Help them spread the word.
Oh, and this is a sensitive one for some, but if you can afford it, continue paying places like your local daycare, house cleaner, etc.
It is a dilemma. I want to help local businesses but it is safer for me to order from Amazon or some other etailer. (And yes, I do clean my hands after touching the box, or use gloves, and then clean whatever is in the box). I’m afraid I can’t put my health at risk just to help a local business.