This news has been received from: thehill.com

All trademarks, copyrights, videos, photos and logos are owned by respective news sources. News stories, videos and live streams are from trusted sources.

Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds (R ) signed legislation on Monday that permanently allows cocktails to go, making it the first state to keep a temporary measure put in place in response to the coronavirus pandemic.

The bill, which the Iowa state House and Senate passed earlier this month, will change the Iowa Code to allow bars to sell any alcohol beverages for takeout and delivery, The Des Moines Register reported.

It makes permanent Reynolds’s proclamation when restaurants and bars closed this spring allowing people to take out cocktails for off-premise consumption.

The Distilled Spirits Council of the United States (DISCUS) applauded the move, noting that Iowa’s hospitality businesses has suffered during the pandemic. 

“Making cocktails to-go permanent provides a much-needed source of stability and revenue for local bars, restaurants and distilleries as they begin to recover,” Dale Szyndrowski, DISCUS vice president of state government relations, said in a press release. “Iowa is leading the way and serving as a model for other states looking for innovative ways to boost struggling hospitality businesses.”

Over 30 states and D.C. have allowed restaurants or bars to sell cocktails to go during restrictions due to the virus.

New York state led the charge in March, allowing restaurants to add beer, wine and spirits to takeout and delivery. New York Gov. Andrew CuomoAndrew CuomoGovernors rethink opening bars, restaurants amid spike in COVID-19 cases More than 24,000 sign petition to replace New Jersey city's Columbus statue with one of Marsha P. Johnson Cuomo urges Trump to issue executive order requiring masks MORE (D), along with several other governors, also deemed liquor stores “essential” businesses, allowing them to remain open.

Texas, Florida, Ohio, Oklahoma, and Washington, D.C. are now considering making temporary policies permanent, according to DISCUS.

The temporary policies led to Drizly, an alcohol delivery company, seeing huge growth during the pandemic.

 

Tags Washington Washington D.C. Andrew Cuomo Kim Reynolds Iowa Texas Florida Ohio Oklahoma coronavirus restrictions

News Source: thehill.com

Rollover Crash Near Deming Leaves 2 Children Dead

Next News:

7 Best Parcel Boxes For Safe Package Delivery

Keter

Online shopping may be on the rise but package theft is uptrending right alongside it. If you don’t want to become a statistic, then you need a parcel drop box to deter porch pirates from plundering your packages. These vault mailboxes are resistant to the elements and much cheaper than a P.O. box, making them a sound choice for the Amazon shopaholic who wants to keep their deliveries safe.

Other News

  • When Life Gives You Strawberries, Make Cocktails
  • Coronavirus CA: LA mayor warns of another shutdown as Newsom orders indoor restaurants, bars to close
  • Iowa Auditor Questions Legality of Test Iowa Reporting Chain
  • Iowa And Oklahoma Added To Chicagos Travel Quarantine Order, Effective Friday
  • Iowa auditor questions legality of Test Iowa reporting chain
  • Pompeo announces trip to Iowa
  • Grinnell College Announces Internal Hire for President
  • Maryland governor tells counties to crack down on businesses flagrantly violating the law and endangering public health
  • Coronavirus US: LA mayor warns of another shutdown as California orders indoor restaurants, bars to close
  • Federal judge permanently blocks Georgia’s pro-life ​‘heartbeat’ law — Gov. Kemp vows an appeal is coming
  • Coronavirus In Maryland: Gov. Hogan Says Local Leaders Must Enforce Public Health Requirements In Bars, Restaurants
  • 83 super rich people urge US to tax them more: ‘Immediately, substantially, permanently’
  • Coronavirus US: California shuts down indoor restaurants, bars as LA mayor warns of another shutdown
  • We Will Keep Fighting: Georgia Gov Promises To Appeal After Federal Judge Strikes Down Heartbeat Law 
  • Iowa State Athletic Director Jamie Pollard Says The Cyclones Could Lose $73 Million Through August, Will Lose $40 Million Without Fall Sports
  • Shots Fired At Delivery Drivers Car Near Irving Park
  • Forget Sourdough Starter—You Should Pre-Batch Cocktails
  • An NBA player has to quarantine for 10 days after momentarily leaving the NBA bubble to pick up his food delivery
  • California ordered to close restaurants, bars and cinemas again due to viruses