Apr. 13, 2020
All the important updates you need to know as an Ohio Liquor partner.

In-Person Purchasing

Today, the Ohio Department of Health issued an Order to further prevent the spread of COVID-19 by limiting the in-person sale of spirituous liquor in Ashtabula, Trumbull, Mahoning, Columbiana, Jefferson, and Belmont counties to consumers who can provide the following:

  • ·   A valid Ohio photo ID;
  • ·   A valid military photo ID; or
  • ·   Other valid non-Ohio photo ID with additional information showing that the person is in Ohio in compliance with Department of Health Orders.

Some of the acceptable forms of information consumers can provide in addition to a valid non-Ohio ID include:

  • ·   Mail with the person’s name and Ohio address on it;
  • ·   A bill with the person’s name and Ohio address on it; or
  • ·   A letter from an employer placing the person in Ohio as an essential employee.

If a consumer fails to provide one of the acceptable forms of identification, Agencies cannot sell spirituous liquor to them.
This Order will go into effect on Monday, April 13 at 2 p.m.

No other laws regarding the sale, delivery, or use of spirituous liquor are changed with this Order. Beer and wine sales are not changed with this Order.

Failure to comply with this Order will result in compliance action, including loss of the Agency’s Bonus Commission.

Contact the Liquor Enterprise Service Center at 877-812-0013 or  OhioLiquorInfo@com.ohio.gov with any questions.

Ohio Grocers Association
1335 Dublin Road, Suite 207B
Columbus, OH 43215