Drinks delivered? Colorado allows takeout alcohol to bolster economy

On Friday, March 21, a week after Governor Jared Polis shut down inside dining and drinking to slow the COVID-19 threat — Coloradans will be able to order and carryout alcoholic drinks. It will be legal to get beer and drinks delivered, too.

The executive order allows for restaurants and bars to sell sealed alcoholic drinks whether or not they sell food. Businesses can take orders online, over-the-phone or in-person.

Before Friday, eateries could only sell food while taprooms could offer you a jug a beer for the road. Now Coloradans can purchase a jug of whatever they want.

The order is part of the larger effort by Colorado to keep businesses operating and money flowing through the economy.

The emergency executive order would run until April 18 in the hopes Colorado’s bars and restaurants will be open for business.

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