COLUMBUS, Ohio - Gov. Mike DeWine announced restaurants will be able to sell and deliver alcohol during the COVID-19 pandemic on Monday.
According to DeWine, the Ohio Liquor Control Commission passed an emergency rule to allow establishments with an existing liquor permit to sell and deliver alcohol, including high-proof liquor in limited quantity.
Under the rule, customers can purchase two prepackaged drinks per meal. Drinks cannot contain more than two ounces of spirituous liquor per container.
DeWine said all drinks must be closed and remain closed during transport to be in order with the open container law.
Similar rulings have been enacted in other states, such as New York and Texas, to provide some financial relief to restaurants and bars that closed their dining rooms.
Additionally, breweries can also now sell beer and wine that are not their own without food purchase.
This rule will remain in effect for up to 120 days unless rescinded by the Liquor Control Commission.