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Emergency temporary alcohol beverage license relief approved in Howard County

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Posted at 9:23 PM, Mar 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-20 21:23:34-04

ELLICOTT CITY, Md. — The Howard County Board of License Commissioners has approved emergency temporary alcohol beverage license relief in response to the coronavirus pandemic.

Effective immediately, restaurants, bars, breweries, wineries, distilleries, liquor stores, and other entities holding a local license to sell alcoholic beverages may engage in delivery and carry-out sales of alcohol, under certain conditions.

"We hope this action provides some relief to the restaurants and bars that are some of the most adversely impacted businesses during this challenging period," Board of License Commissioners Chair David Yungmann said. "I appreciate Governor Hogan granting us the temporary authority to both expand opportunities for our local businesses and to further support critical social distancing. I'd also like to thank my colleagues on the Board of License Commissioners for their support and swift action."