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Alcohol-to-go sales, a temporary measure due to COVID-19, now permanent in Ohio

Posted at 5:37 PM, Oct 13, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-13 17:49:45-04

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Gov. Mike DeWine signed HB-669 into law Tuesday which makes pandemic alcoholic drinks-to-go a permanent fixture in Ohio.

To-go alcoholic beverages were first allowed earlier this spring during the state’s push to flatten the COVID-19 curve.

At a time when dine-in restaurants were operating for under delivery and curbside pickup only, DeWine allowed establishments to sell alcohol that a customer could take with them.

Ohio was one of many states that had similar alcohol-to-go measures in place.

The bill was sponsored Republican representatives D.J. Swearingen - District 89 and Jeff LaRe - District 77. You can read the full bill, here.

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