08 April 2020 – Governor announces additional measures to support restaurants and distilleries

Type of Intervention: Executive Order
Sectors Involved: Private Sector, Supply Chains
Intervention Categories: Legal and policy; Regulatory change
Level of Jurisdiction: VA
Lead People/Agency: Governor Ralph Northam and Virginia ABC Chief Executive Officer Travis Hill

Overview: Governor Ralph Northam today issued an executive directive authorizing the Virginia Alcoholic Beverage Control Authority (ABC) to defer annual fees for licenses and permits that would be up for renewal through June. The Governor also directed the Virginia ABC to allow establishments with mixed beverage licenses, such as restaurants and distilleries, to sell mixed beverages through takeout or delivery, effective at midnight Thursday.
Full details here: https://www.governor.virginia.gov/newsroom/all-releases/2020/april/headline-856007-en.html

Type of Justification: Perception of an increased threat
Evidence/Justification: “This unprecedented health crisis has had a tremendous impact on businesses across the Commonwealth, and restaurants have been hit especially hard,” said Governor Northam. “