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Vermont Allowing Restaurants To Sell Alcohol To-Go

March 20, 2020

Now that restaurants and bars are takeout-only in Vermont, those businesses can now sell alcohol as a part of a takeout order.

This comes as Vermont Governor Phil Scott signed an order on Thursday, March 19 to try to help restaurants affected by the ban on dine-in services, according to MyNBC5. The alcohol — whether it is beer, wine or spirits — must be purchased with a meal. There is also a limit on the time a bar or restaurant is allowed to deliver alcohol: 10 a.m. to 11 p.m..

This order gives consumers an opportunity to purchase draught beer during the coronavirus pandemic if restaurants can find closed containers to put them in.

Vermont is the second New England state to put such a law into effect. New Hampshire did so one day before.

In Vermont, the change is in effect until Monday, April 6. It is unclear if lawmakers would like to see the change made permanently.

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