March 24 COVID-19 UPDATE
 

Today Governor Evers issued a new Executive Order requiring all non-essential businesses to close. The order takes effect 8.00 am March 25th through April 24th or until the Governor lifts the order. The new order allows taverns/restaurants to continue to offer food to be delivered or picked up. The new order also allows a tavern without a food license to sell liquor to go in the original unopened package. It is not legal to sell individual drinks to go like an old fashioned or margarita. Below is the language directly from the Governor’s order in addition to a link to the entire Executive Order.

e. Bars. This includes breweries, brewpubs, wineries, distilleries, and alcohol beverage retailers. Such establishments shall close, except as follows:

  • Carryout sales of alcohol beverages and food are allowed, if permitted by state law and municipal ordinance.
  • Delivery of alcohol beverages to retail customers is prohibited.
  • Wineries holding direct wine shippers' permits may make deliveries of wine in accordance with their permit.
  • Customers may enter the above establishments only for the purpose of ordering, pick up, and paying for food or beverage or both.
  • No seating may be provided.
  • Food and drink may not be consumed on premises, either indoors or outdoors.
  • Establishments shall meet Social Distancing Requirements between all individuals on the premises to the extent possible.
  • Self-service operations of salad bars, beverage stations, and buffets are prohibited.
  • Customers are prohibited from self-dispensing any unpackaged food or beverage

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  • How Will the Coronavirus Affect my Restaurant or Bar Business?

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    With COVID-19 spreading rapidly, Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers issued an executive order on March 17th forcing restaurants and bars across the state to close their doors. As a result, restaurant and bar owners are losing income and incurring additional expenses because of the coronavirus pandemic. These major disruptions will likely cause an increase in insurance claims by tavern owners against insurance policies offering business interruption coverage. Whether the claims are covered will depend on the terms and conditions of the insurance policy and the circumstances of the loss.

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    State Regulators waive consignment law to allow wholesalers to pick up product. The TTB was first to issue the directive and the Wisconsin Department of Revenue followed the TTB directive. It is legal for wholesalers to pick up beer during the Covid-19 crisis. Wholesalers are not required to pick it up but the law now does not prohibit them from picking up product.


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    Tavern League of Wisconsin is gathering information from TLW Members statewide to share with the public. We would like to provide who is using delivery, curbside or to-go service in the next few weeks in response to the limitations and suggestions that are in place as a result of COVID-19. Please provide us with the information below so that we may share with the public.

  • What is Covid-19?

    COVID-19 is the disease caused by a virus strain that began spreading in people in December 2019.

    Health experts are concerned because little is known about this new respiratory virus, and it can cause severe illness and pneumonia in some people.

    • The Covid-19 virus was first identified in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China
    • The Covid-19 virus is not the same as the coronavirus that commonly circulated among humans and cause mild illness, like the common cold.
    • Formerly, this disease was referred to as "Novel Coronavirus" or :2019-nCoV"


  • TLW Secures 50% Increase in SafeRide Surcharge Funding!

    By an 84-13 vote, legislators passed a bill to increase SafeRide funding by increasing the SafeRide surcharge 50% as they concluded the 2020 legislative session in the early morning hours on Friday. The increase in the surcharge comes from OWI convictions and does not use any state tax dollars. AB 869 was authored by Representative Rob Swearingen and contains a number of provisions including DNC extended bar hours. The bill now heads to the Senate which is expected to take it up in March.

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How Will the Coronavirus Affect my Restaurant or Bar Business?

Business Interruption Insurance Coverage

With COVID-19 spreading rapidly, Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers issued an executive order on March 17th forcing restaurants and bars across the state to close their doors. As a result, restaurant and bar owners are losing income and incurring additional expenses because of the coronavirus pandemic. These major disruptions will likely cause an increase in insurance claims by tavern owners against insurance policies offering business interruption coverage. Whether the claims are covered will depend on the terms and conditions of the insurance policy and the circumstances of the loss.

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