In California, the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control will allow “beer, wine and pre-mixed cocktails” to be sold to-go from all restaurants, as long as they have a secure lid. It’s one of several steps taken by the state’s various agencies to help struggling businesses during the COVID-19 crisis.
The ABC stated in an interview with the LA Times that it has “carefully considered the public’s health, safety and welfare in providing this relief” and that they were acting on CA Governor Gavin Newsom’s emergency directive “to support the alcoholic beverage industry in its efforts to assist California in slowing the spread of the virus while assisting the industry in dealing with the economic challenges it is facing as a result.”
Don’t plan on getting super crunk with this new rule, because it only allows for delivery orders of up to 2.25 liters per person, per day – and it’ll have to be transported in the trunk of all vehicles, or in an unoccupied area of the car.
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