15 March 2020 – State laws that prohibit direct delivery of alcohol to grocery stores waived

Type of Intervention: Executive Order
Sectors Involved: Private Sector, Social Services
Intervention Categories: Legal and policy; Regulatory change
Level of Jurisdiction: Texas
Lead People/Agency: Governor Greg Abbott

Overview: Governor Greg Abbott today waived state laws that prohibit trucks from the alcohol industry from delivering supplies to grocery stores.
Full details here: https://gov.texas.gov/news/post/governor-abbott-waives-laws-to-allow-trucks-from-alcohol-industry-to-deliver-grocery-supplies

Type of Justification: Anecdotal Evidence (e.g. social or traditional media with limited evidence base), Predicted cause-effect relationship
Evidence/Justification: This will provide grocers with another private-sector option to keep their shelves stocked.