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These resources – like the public health crisis itself – are constantly evolving and are only current as to the date of publication. This page was last updated on September 14, 2020.

For more up-to-date information on the relief programs available in Massachusetts, we recommend that you visit the state's COVID-19 Updates and Information website, COVID-19 State of Emergency resources or MassTrac's list of bills related to the COVID-19 pandemic

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Description of Program and Relief

Permitting Establishments Licensed for On-Premises Sales of Alcoholic Beverages to Sell Them for Off-Premises Consumption

During the Governor’s declared State of Emergency, any establishment licensed for the on-premises sale of alcoholic beverages may now sell mixed drinks for off-premises consumption provided that it is sold (i) only to persons 21 years of age or older; (ii) in a sealed container; (iii) as part of the same order as the purchase of food placed one hour before the licensed closing time or before midnight, whichever is earlier; (iv) limited to 2 mixed drinks per entrée ordered and limited to 64 fluid ounces of mixed drinks per transaction; and (v) mixed drinks are permitted to be transported by delivery or pick-up in the trunk or in other areas considered as non-passenger areas of a motor vehicle.

Government or Lead Agency

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Eligibility Requirements/Restrictions

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Application Deadlines (If Applicable)

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