Hancock County bans liquor sales to out-of-state customers


NEW CUMBERLAND, W.Va. (WTRF) – The Hancock County Health Department is restricting liquor sales to only residents with a West Virginia state-issued ID.

This order will go into effect April 6 at 12:00 p.m. until further notice.

Health officials are also issuing further conditions to liquor businesses. Failure to adhere to these orders will result in the closure of a business.

• Having only essential employees during working hours.
• Maintaining a distance of six feet between customers and staff at all times, using floor markings or tape at cash registers or other places where individuals congregate.
• Limiting individuals to no more than 10 people, including staff and clientele during store hours.
• Providing adequate handwashing stations, especially at places where paper or other items are exchanged between staff and clientele.
• Frequently wipe down surfaces with 10% bleach solution or similar CDC approved cleaner anywhere any
individuals’ hands may reach, including telephones, keyboards, light switches, doorknobs, handrails, etc.
• Placing an employee outside the premises where spirits or hard liquor are sold to ensure that only those citizens with a valid WV state issued ID will be allowed to enter, shop and purchase alcohol.
• Purchases are limited to 3 alcohol items each business day.
• Any other common-sense measures that will limit the spread of communicable diseases

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