Washington DC May Permanently Allow Bars, Restaurants to Sell To-Go Drinks

One good thing to come from the coronavirus pandemic is the widespread availability of alcoholic to-go beverages at restaurants and bars as they continue to find ways to serve their communities. And lucky for us, they may be here to stay.

According to a report from FOX-5 DC, Washington, DC may allow bars and restaurants to continue selling alcoholic beverages on the go and for delivery when they reopen.

The provision was announced in a proposed budget from Mayor Muriel Bowser.

“These businesses, in order for them to have a lifeline, they’ve got to kind of pivot and adapt and find new ways to bring in revenue,” John Falcicchio, acting deputy mayor for planning and economic development, told FOX-5. “So this is just one way they can do that.”

That sounds like an idea that everyone would get behind.

The coronavirus mainly comes from animals and a majority of those who were infected early either worked at or frequently visited the Huanan seafood wholesale market in Wuhan, according to The Guardian. The virus is similar to Severe acute respiratory syndrome (Sars) and Middle Eastern respiratory syndrome (Mers).

The Wuhan coronavirus is transmitted from person to person through “droplet transmission.” That means an infected person can pass the virus by sneezing or coughing on another person as well as by direct contact.

While a majority of the cases have been detected in the United States and China — with more than 100,000 deaths in the United States — it has now reached many countries around the world. It has also been confirmed in Italy, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, and many other eastern countries.

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