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Below is a compilation of resources from the Virginia Governor’s Office, leading industry organizations, and the Virginia SBDC:

Reopening Guidelines

Virginia ABC has created a landing page for all regulatory adjustments related to COVID-19: On the Licensee Resources sub-page, licensed businesses can find relevant updates to the regulations governing their operations.  ABC is regularly updating a Q&A document with detailed guidance on each new measure: the most current responses, issued May 13, 2020, can be found here

TTB & COVID-19: The Federal agency regulating alcohol production has created a landing page for all updated regulations and guidance related to COVID-19

CDC – Considerations for Restaurants and Bars: As bars and restaurants phase back into operations, the CDC has issued a series of guidelines and best practices, which they stress “are meant to supplement—not replace—any state, local, territorial, or tribal health and safety laws, rules, and regulations with which businesses must comply.” The CDC has also issued the following decision tree tool to help restaurants and bars decide when to reopen

Best Practices from Leading Industry Organizations

Virginia Craft Brewers Guild COVID-19 Resource Page: This site includes an industry-specific compendium of resources and updates relevant to Virginia-based breweries

Brewers Association Coronavirus Resource Center: This is a clearinghouse of brewing industry-specific guidance and videos

Distilled Spirits Council of US (DISCUS) COVID-19 page: The largest American trade association for distillers maintains a page with links and resources for businesses impacted by COVID-19, with a particular emphasis on the production of hand sanitizer

Wine America’s COVID-19 page: This page is focused primarily on relief programs and industry damage to date, but also includes a section on reopening that Wine America will be updating with industry-specific best practices

Wine Institute Tasting Room Reopening Protocols: The Wine Institute, the trade group for the California wine industry, has issued a recommended set of reopening protocols for winery tasting rooms

Resources from the SBDC

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