Gov. Cooper extends delivery and to-go mixed drinks until June 1

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NORTH CAROLINA (WWAY) — Governor Roy Cooper announced on Thursday that he signed an executive order to extend the delivery or carry-out of mixed drinks through the month of May.

Executive Order No. 210 extends the North Carolina Alcoholic Beverage Control Commission (ABC Commission)’s authorization to permit the delivery or carry-out of mixed beverages as an alternative to on-site consumption through June 1.

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“While North Carolina is getting closer to putting this pandemic in our rearview mirror, we know many of our restaurants and bars are still struggling financially, and this will help boost their revenue,” Cooper said.

Under Executive Order No. 210, businesses that hold certain permits from the ABC Commission, including restaurants, private bars and clubs, hotels and some distilleries, will continue to be allowed to sell mixed beverages to-go or for delivery through this date.

Earlier this week, Governor Cooper announced that certain gathering restrictions would relax for the month of May. Under Executive Order No. 209, restaurants, breweries, wineries and distilleries can operate at up to 75% capacity indoors and 100% outdoors with social distancing. Bars and night clubs can operate at up to 50% capacity both indoors and outdoors.