Governor Cooper Signs New Executive Order To Limit Alcohol Sales During Pandemic


As COVID-19 continue to increase across our state, our leaders have begun to take new steps to slow the spread.

Governor Cooper just enacted one such measure by signing Executive Order 153  “RESTRICTING LATE NIGHT SERVICE OF ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES”. This makes sense since the country has seen an increase in DUI’s all across.

The new order essentially forbids the sale of alcoholic drinks in restaurants, breweries, wineries, and distilleries anytime after 11 pm, and will take effect on Friday, July 31.

“Slowing the spread of this virus requires targeted strategies that help lower the risk of transmission,” said Governor Cooper. “This will be particularly important as colleges and universities are scheduled to start, bringing people all over the country to our state. We have seen case numbers increase among younger people, and prevention is critical to slowing the spread of the virus.”

What do you think about the new order?