Philadelphia, PA - New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy signed legislation, permitting the sale and delivery of alcoholic beverages during the COVID-19 state of emergency.
New Jersey Authorizes The Sale of Alcoholic Takeout and Delivery
“New Jersey’s restaurant and hospitality industry, like so many other businesses, has suffered tremendous financial losses due to COVID-19,” said Governor Murphy. “Allowing business owners with certain licenses and permits to sell beverages directly to consumers is a creative way to alleviate some of their financial uncertainty.”
Under the bill, certain permits and licenses, commonly issued to bars and restaurants, will be permitted to sell and deliver alcoholic beverages as well as mixed cocktails in secure and sealed containers during the state of emergency.
“Allowing restaurants to expand their opportunities to serve their customers will generate the much-needed revenue they need,” said Marilou Halvorsen, President & CEO of the New Jersey Restaurant & Hospitality Association. “We appreciate the bill sponsors, legislature, and Governor’s support on this bill.”
The bill additionally allows craft distilleries to sell distilled alcoholic beverages off-premises as well as manufactured on the licensed premises of mixed or blended alcoholic or nonalcoholic beverages in closed and sealed containers.
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