CALIFORNIA STATE & INDUSTRY GUIDANCE
Please check with your state government website for state-wide announcements related to the COVID-19 crisis. Please check with your city government website for city-specific announcements related to the COVID-19 crisis.
California Public Health
United States Bartenders Guild Foundation COVID-19 Relief
National Restaurant Association CARES Act
ABC Regulatory Relief, Part 1
ABC Regulatory Relief, Part 2
Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control is temporarily suspending enforcement of specific legal prohibitions – allowing “to-go” alcohol sales.
WW SUPPLIER SUPPORTED CHARITIES
$25,000 to the COVID-19 Relief Campaign of the United States Bartenders’ Guild charity, the USBG National Charity Foundation.
March 17, 2020
$10,000 to the COVID-19 Relief Campaign of the United States Bartenders’ Guild charity, the USBG National Charity Foundation.
March 19, 2020
New Amsterdam Vodka and Barstool Sports have teamed up to give back to local bartenders that are heavily impacted by bar and restaurant shutdowns across the country by selling “Support Your Local Bartender” shirts with 100% of net proceeds going to aid the United States Bartenders Guild Foundation’s (USBG) COVID-19 Relief Campaign. Since announcing on March 20th, with the addition of New Amsterdam’s additional $5 for every shirt purchased, it equates to over $150,000 in the first week alone.
March 20th, 2020
Barefoot Wine pledged a $300,000 donation to help Children of Restaurant Employees (CORE). On March 27th, on Jimmy Kimmel Live! Minilogue, Jimmy announced Barefoot Wine’s donation to CORE, with a glass of Barefoot Cabernet Sauvignon in hand. Barefoot has always believed in bringing communities together, and community matters now more than ever.
March 25th, 2020
3 Badge Enology
Donating $1 per bottle for all wines sold in retail through June 15th to Children of Restaurant Employees (CORE),
March 25th, 2020
$100,000 donation to GuildSomm. The joint donation is on behalf of J Vineyards & Winery, Louis M. Martini, Orin Swift, Pahlmeyer, Talbott Vineyards, Whitehaven and William Hill Estate Winery.
March 26, 2020
Offering limited edition Compass Box t-shirts, sweatshirts and tote bags with funds raised going to those in need. In the US, adding donations to support Another Round, Another Rally and The Restaurant Workers’ Community Foundation.
Garrison Brothers Distillery, has launched Operation Crush COVID-19, a fundraising campaign to help American communities recover and rebuild. The campaign, launched in partnership with Good Bourbon for a Good Cause, the distillery’s 501(c)3 public charity, aims to raise more than $2 million dollars for veteran-led disaster response organization Team Rubicon. Good Bourbon for a Good Cause will also be naming a secondary beneficiary that is helping with the immediate needs of hospitality industry professionals and their families.
April 2, 2020
$250,000 to provide aid to restaurant employees across the U.S.
April 9, 2020
Hand Sanitizer for Hospitals and Local Community
Production Start Dates Vary
National Restaurant Association Recover Fund Request
April 20th, 2020: The National Restaurant Association Delivered a letter to Congress asking for a $240 Billion dollar recovery fund for the restaurant business. Article: “For an industry with sales that exceed the agriculture, airline, railroad, ground transportation, and spectator sports industries combined, a restaurant relief and recovery program is desperately needed”.
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