Financial Services & Commerce
States Relax Alcohol Rules During COVID-19 Pandemic
April 28, 2020 | Max Rieper
The COVID-19 pandemic has pushed states to ease alcohol rules to allow customers to safely purchase beverages to go. Now every state except Utah allows restaurants to sell alcoholic beverages for off-site consumption. Thirty-five states now allow restaurants to deliver alcoholic beverages to customer’s homes. All but three states have allowed liquor stores to remain open as essential businesses during emergency shutdowns. The biggest question for the food and beverage industry is whether these temporary changes will become permanent.