Iowa Is Officially The First State To Permanently Legalize To-Go Alcohol
Iowa just changed the game when it comes to drinking during quarantine. According to the New York Post, they are the first state to allow bars to sell alcohol to-go permanently.
So far, the service has been temporary around the U.S. due to the coronavirus. Iowa governor, Kim Reynolds, is signing a bill that will allow bars to continue selling booze for take-out and delivery for off-premise consumption.
The New York Post adds that the bill went into effect immediately, and it was passed last month by wide margins in the state House and Senate.
In a press statement, Dale Szyndrowski, vice president of DISCUS state government relations, he praises the bill. “Iowa’s hospitality businesses have suffered greatly due to the harsh financial impacts of COVID-19. Making cocktails to-go permanent provides a much-needed source of stability and revenue for local bars, restaurants and distilleries as they begin to recover.”