ILBA INFORMATIONAL UPDATE MAY 29, 2020
COVID19 DISRUPTION – FRIDAY MAY 29, 2020
PHASE 3 BEGINS & GOVERNOR’S NEW COMMUNITY RECOVERY ORDER SIGNED TODAY:
Today begins Phase 3 of the State of Illinois’ reopening plan. Many bars, eateries, retailers, outdoor sites and attractions, and other places are reopening with capacity limits and enhanced safety precautions. Bars and restaurants can open for outdoor seating with local municipal approval. Governor signed new Executive Order. https://www2.illinois.gov/dceo/pages/restoreILP3.aspx
Outdoor Seating Recap:
- Tables of 6 or fewer
- 6ft between tables
- Employees are to wear face masks
- Hand sanitizer must be available to employees and customers
- Gloves to be worn for food service
- Live Music is allowed with social distancing
- Deliver to customers at tables no coming inside to get drinks or food
- Directional signs needed for the restrooms with social distancing in place
COCKTAILS TO GO:
The ILBA worked with other coalition members advocating for cocktails to-go. Last weekend, this legislation passed the General Assembly. We anticipate that the Governor will soon sign this into policy.
- Cocktails To Go Recap:
Sealed container – means a new rigid container, has a secured lid or cap designed to prevent consumption without removal of the lid or cap and is tamper-evident. DOES NOT include a container with a lid with sipping holes or openings for straws or a container made of plastic, paper, or styro-foam. Tamper-evident – means a lid or cap that has been sealed with tamper-evident covers, including, but not limited to, wax dip or heat shrink wrap. (some locations are planning to use mason jars)
Label must be on the container with the following information: Name of drink, list of ingredients, business name, license number, address, volume and date (date cannot be more than 7 days from the date of sale)
Placement – must be placed in the trunk or far rear compartment of vehicle if no trunk available
No 3rd party deliveries are allowed.
Cocktails to Go will be allowed for 1 year from the date the Governor signs the legislation.
WINE & SPIRITS DISTRIBUTORS WAIVE ON-PREMISE DELIVERY AND SPLIT CASE FEES:
Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits – thru July 31, 2020 https://conta.cc/2M8oeGY
Breakthru Beverage – thru August 31, 2020
AMEREN ILLINOIS ASSISTANCE FOR RESIDENTIAL AND BUSINESS CUSTOMERS:
- For Illinois residential customers, learn how LIHEAP and other payment assistance programsand energy assistance programs can help you manage your energy bills.
- For Illinois business customers, please visit AmerenIllinoiscom to learn more.
NATIONAL – FIX THE PPP:
American Beverage Licensees (ABL) has co-signed a letter with other trade associations representing businesses and is asking Congress to improve the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) to make it work for hospitality industry small businesses. The letter makes three requests:
- Repeal the Paycheck Protection Program’s (PPP) 75%-25% rule.
- Extend the eight-week period for purposes of calculating loan forgiveness; and
- Extend the June 30 safe harbor date for rehiring and restoration of pay.
“These steps would conform the PPP with the reality of the gradual reopening now occurring across the United States and would help ensure that more small businesses remain in operation,” the letter states.
Daniel D. Clausner
Executive Director, Illinois Licensed Beverage Association