Vermont to allow delivery and take-out of alcoholic beverages

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NEWPORT — Vermont Governor Phil Scott just signed a directive allowing delivery and take-out of alcoholic beverages, including spirit-based drinks, by restaurants, bars, and other establishments.

In light of the significant economic impacts being imposed on restaurants and establishments that offer food or drink and their employees, as well as the social distancing measures being asked of Vermonters, Scott has determined to permit “to-go” sales and delivery of alcohol with the purchase of a meal, as well as the delivery of alcohol products by licensed retail stores.

The directive will allow 1st class licensees to offer take-out, curbside pickup, and delivery of alcohol, including spirit-based drinks and malt and wine products accompanying food orders for off-premise consumption.

It also allows 2nd class licensees to offer delivery and curbside pickup of un-opened containers of spirits, spirit-based products, and malt and wine products.

The hours for delivery will be from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 p.m.

The person making the delivery will need to be at least 18 years old and certified to sell or serve alcohol.

An inspectable log of all deliveries will need to be made, which will include a signature from the recipient.

The recipient will still need to be at least 21 years old.