North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper has signed an executive order allowing bars and restaurants the ability to sell mixed alcoholic beverages for carryout and delivery on Monday.
The order comes with some limitations, but gives businesses who hold ABC liquor licenses can sell cocktails to customers to-go. The list of those establishments includes bars, restaurants, clubs, private bars, breweries and distilleries.
Cooper’s order went into effective yesterday at 5 p.m. ET and will last through Jan. 31, 2021 at 5 p.m. ET. Businesses are required to follow restrictions in the order and any additional guidance established by the ABC Commission pertaining to the sale, delivery, and transport of mixed beverages to-go.
This is the latest move by North Carolina officials to curb the spread of Coronavirus after a week of record-high cases totals across the state. Overall, the number of new COVID-19 cases dropped significantly on Monday. A total of 4,638 cases is the lowest mark in the Tar Heel State since Dec. 5.