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Bar and Restaurant Assistance Fund: Permit Holders Encouraged to Apply by Dec. 18, 2020

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November 25, 2020     The state of Ohio has created a $38.7 million fund to help provide relief for bars and restaurants that have taken a significant hit during the COVID-19 pandemic. The program, funded by the CARES Act, will provide…

Last Call: Emergency Rule Forces Ohio Bars and Restaurants to End Alcohol Sales at 10 P.M.

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August 3, 2020  All Ohio bars and restaurants are ordered to cease the sale of alcoholic beverages by 10 p.m. each night pursuant to an emergency adoption of the state’s Liquor Control Commission ruling signed into order by Ohio Governor…

Beware of the Face Mask ID Issue When Ohio Bars and Restaurants Open Up

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May 8, 2020 Restaurants should expect to see heavy use of face masks by customers for the foreseeable future. This comes after Ohio announced a rule on May 7, 2020 for the re-opening of its restaurants and bars that states that “[b]usinesses…

Ohio’s Plan to Reopen Restaurants and Bars

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May 8, 2020  On May 7, 2020, Ohio Governor Mike DeWine announced that restaurants and bars can reopen their establishments to patrons with outside dining allowed on May 15 and inside dining beginning May 21. The move comes after DeWine closed…

Food Trucks Allowed to Operate at Ohio Rest Stops

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April 10, 2020  On April 10, 2020, Ohio Governor Mike DeWine announced the creation of a state permit, which authorizes food trucks to operate at any of the state’s 86 rest areas. The move is an effort to help feed truck drivers and other…
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Cocktails To Go: Ohio Allows the Sale and Delivery of Hard Liquor Drinks

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April 7, 2020 Ohio restaurants and bars with an on-premises liquor permit may now sell drinks made with high-proof spirits for carry-out and for delivery with the purchase of a meal.  Customers are limited to two drinks “per meal.” The…

COVID-19: Mitigating Risk and Allowing for Limited Operations of Restaurant Business in Ohio for Carry-Out and Delivery

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A more recent article that explains Ohio's policy change on the sale and delivery of hard liquor drinks can be found here. March 16, 2020  In conjunction with the Ohio Governor’s Office, the Ohio Department of Health ordered the…