“This is a huge win for our city because it is a victory for our local industries that have been devastated by back-to-back natural disasters,” said Benton McDonough, the beer board’s executive director, in a statement. “Not only does this provide for a new stream of revenue in difficult times, but it enables employers in the food, beverage and hospitality industries to keep their staff employed and remain in business.”
The emergency regulations approved by the board allow businesses with “on-sale” or “on/off-sale” permits to deliver beer in commercially sealed containers to customers. The employee making the delivery must be at least 21 years old.
Businesses can apply for a temporary permit for delivery and curbside services at email@example.com. The $250 application fee will be waived.