Governor Cooper's Announcement
Today, Governor Cooper issued an Executive Order authorizing the North Carolina ABC Commission to permit the delivery of carry-out of mixed beverages as an alternative to on-site consumption. This order is effective December 21, 2020 at 5pm through January 31, 2021.
Under this Order:
- Establishments holding certain permits from the ABC Commission, including restaurants, hotels, private clubs, private bars, and some distilleries, are allowed to sell mixed beverages to-go or for delivery. These businesses, delivery service providers that contract with these businesses, and purchasers of mixed beverages to-go must follow the restrictions in the Order and any additional restrictions and guidance established by the ABC Commission.
- The Modified Stay at Home Order remains in effect and the sale of alcohol for on-site consumption must cease at 9pm. Businesses subject to the Order may continue to sell mixed beverages for off-site consumption until their business closes and in accordance with other applicable laws and regulations.