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Governor bans sale of alcoholic drinks in bars, restaurants after 11 pm, starting Friday

GOV. ROY COOPER

July 28. Gov. Roy Cooper has issued Executive Order 153 stopping the sale of alcoholic drinks in restaurants, breweries, wineries, and distilleries at 11 pm effective this Friday. North Carolina bars that are currently closed will remain closed.

“Slowing the spread of this virus requires targeted strategies that help lower the risk of transmission,” Cooper said. The order over-rides Cornelius and Huntersville, which opted out of Mecklenburg County restrictions imposed last week on late-night alcohol sales.

To read the Executive Order, click here.

Regardless of county or town, North Carolina restaurants that serve alcohol will only be able to offer takeout and delivery after 11 pm.

“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.”

The order will not apply to grocery stores, convenience stores or other entities permitted to sell alcohol for off-premises consumption. Local governments that have implemented orders that end alcohol sales before 11 pm or that apply to other entities remain in effect.

NCDHHS Secretary Dr. Mandy Cohen  said that while North Carolina’s numbers appear to be stabilizing, officials need more time to watch the data and current levels of cases and hospitalizations remain high.

“Seeing glimmers of potential progress does not mean we can let up,” she said. “It means it’s time to double down,” she said.

“The positive signs in our trends should only strengthen our resolve to keep at it with those 3 Ws – wear a face covering, wait six feet apart, and wash your hands often,” she said.

Discussion

7 Responses to “Governor bans sale of alcoholic drinks in bars, restaurants after 11 pm, starting Friday”

  1. No..NO..Just NO! I am going to be so happy to vote Cooper out of office in November.

    Posted by Ola | July 28, 2020, 5:18 pm
  2. Cooper is NOT for citizens of NC. Cooper is deep state democratic and a hypocrite at best.

    DO NOT VOTE for Cooper, he is a threat to North Carolina residents well being.

    Posted by S Smith | July 28, 2020, 5:37 pm
  3. Stopping the sale of alcoholic drinks in restaurants, breweries, wineries, and distilleries at 11 pm for short-term is not so much to ask to save your life or someone’s lives. It is a small sacrifice that all can handle for the time being, let’s not get too ridiculous about not having a drink after 11:00pm, then you have real problems.

    Slowing the spread of this virus requires targeted strategies that help lower the risk of transmission. If you are not part of the solution, then do not flood the ER, ICU units, because you have the Freedom to Stay Home and get well all by yourself with no help from Essential Healthcare Professionals and you have the Freedom to have COVID for Weeks.

    Posted by Zoe | July 28, 2020, 8:31 pm
  4. Hi corneliustoday,

    This is a nice call by the Governor to minimize alcoholic functions and covid19 outbreak, kindly visit our site to be of service too, regards.

    Posted by Philip | July 28, 2020, 11:17 pm
  5. Roy Cooper is currently leading in the latest poll by 20 points. This may be due to the fact that he is a competent leader during a crisis. Good luck with your voting!

    Posted by Patriot | July 28, 2020, 11:24 pm
  6. It’s not like I’m going to a bar at all, but what in the world is so magical about 11pm that you are more likely to spread the virus after that hour?

    Posted by Piedmont Jim | July 29, 2020, 7:41 am
  7. Yes. Thank you Gov Cooper. Not only will this help the fight against the virus, but might keep more drunks off the streets. Anyone drinking after 11 pm has a serious problem anyway. And how could Cornelius leaders previously support all-night drinking? They have a problem too.

    Posted by K. S. | July 29, 2020, 7:35 pm

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