Ohio Liquor Control Approves Rule Banning Bar and Restaurant Alcohol Sales After 10 p.m.
The governor requested the ban given the recent spike in COVID-19 cases
On July 31, 2020, the Ohio Liquor Control Commission passed an emergency rule to prohibit the sale of alcohol at liquor-permitted establishments after 10 p.m.
The 3-0 vote came after several bar employees, owners and attorneys' for bars and restaurants pleaded with the board that to punish all for the actions of a few "bad actors" who are not following health orders is unfair.
Governor Mike DeWine asked the commission to enact the ruling saying he had "grave concerns" about the spread of coronavirus in those establishments.
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