Beer and Wine

 (WSPY photos by Jim Wyman)

As businesses feel the impacts of COVID-19, including a restriction last week that shutdown bars in the state from hosting patrons, many local municipalities will allow bars to sell packaged liquor.

Oswego officials say in their village, restaurants and bars that typically sell alcohol for on-premises consumption will be able to offer packaged sales of alcohol along with their curbside or takeout service.

A stay at home order is in place statewide, but restaurants are still allowed to remain open for carryout and delivery service for residents who wish to purchase meals.

Village officials say no alcohol delivery is permitted and there are no drive-thru alcohol sales allowed. You also don't have to buy food to buy packaged alcohol but the same ID and age rules apply.

Meanwhile, the city of Aurora has enacted similar allowances in an executive order. In Aurora, the order allows for several liquor license holders in bars and restaurants to now sale packaged beer or wine with at least $10 in food orders for take-out, curbside pick-up or delivery.

Aurora is also suspending all parking tickets throughout the city, through the end of April.  However, vehicles parked in illegal and unsafe manners will still be referred to the Aurora Police Department.

Several municipalities have also chosen to suspend licenses for solicitors during the COVID-19 Pandemic out of caution for safety and social distancing.