Pursuant to Executive Order Fifty One (51), Declaration of a State of Emergency due to Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), and acting under the Authority, the Virginia ABC Bureau of Law Enforcement has published responses regarding procedural and regulatory matters for ABC licensed businesses affected by the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
Information about the following topics are available in a single document. Questions regarding this document or the information contained within should be addressed to the Bureau of Law Enforcement at 804-213-4565 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Topic 1: (03/13/20) ABC response to the return of product by wholesalers from retailers affected by COVID-19
Topic 2: (03/13/20) ABC response to the requirement for signature by purchaser at the time of delivery on invoices covering such sale.
Topic 3: (03/16/20) ABC response to the requirement for signature by recipient at the time of delivery when a licensee is making a delivery through the use of a delivery permit.
Topic 4: (03/17/20) ABC response to the Virginia law regarding the delivery of wine & beer to a customer seated in a vehicle.
Topic 5: (03/17/20) ABC response to the Virginia Regulation prohibiting drive through establishments and delivering to a customer in a vehicle. (MANUFACTURER LICENSEES)
Topic 6: (03/17/20) ABC response to expedited process for issuance of delivery permits.
NOTE: To apply for an expedited delivery permit the licensee must have an OFF PREMISE license or a Brewery, Winery, or Farm Winery License. The licensee must first locate the Territory number on their existing ABC license. Then, using that Territory number, the licensee should locate the appropriate agent’s email address from the Regional Territory Guide (XLS). The licensee should then email their ABC agent and allow 24 hours for a response. Licensees should contact their ABC regional office if they have not been contacted by their agent within 24 hours.
Topic 7: (03/17/20) ABC response to designated ABC distillery stores delivering to customers seated in vehicle.
Topic 8: (03/18/20) ABC response to Distilleries producing hand sanitizer. Updated 3/24 to include pharmacies and pharmacists.
Topic 9: (03/19/2020) General Permit for off premises sale of wine and beer and waiver of delivery permit
Topic 10: (03/19/2020) Waiver of delivery permit for off premises licensees
Topic 11: (03/23/20) ABC response to the use of alternative containers or novel containers
Topic 12: (04/09/20) ABC response to Executive Directive 10 for the deferring of collection for license renewals and waiver of penalties. Updated 9/29 to clarify the continuation of license renewal fee deferral through the expiration of Executive Order 51.
Topic 13: (04/09/20) ABC response to Executive Directive 10 for the sale and service of cocktails for off premise consumption.
Topic 14: (04/20/20) ABC response to deferred exchange of product by beer wholesale licensees to significantly impacted retailers.
Topic 15: (04/23/20) ABC response to licensed breweries utilizing the licensed premises to
manufacturer hand sanitizer.
Topic 16: (05/13/20) ABC Response to Temporary Approval of Outside Dining Areas