Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates

ABC is committed to public safety and providing the very best customer service possible. We are aware that this pandemic has had very real and immediate impacts on businesses, community-based organizations, and local government agencies we serve and work with.

Update: Effective December 31, 2021, all regulatory relief, except item No. 20 (Craft Distillers Deliveries to Consumers), and the Renewal Fee Waiver expire. However, certain aspects of regulatory relief item No. 5 (Sales of Alcoholic Beverages To-Go) and item No. 14 (Expansion of License Footprint), have been incorporated in several new provisions of law enacted by the Legislature (see SB-389 Guidance and SB-314 respectively). Licensees are expected to comply with the laws that are in effect and may no longer rely on any expired Notices of Regulatory Relief.

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Notice of the Expiration of Regulatory Relief

The Department previously issued 18 different relief measures intended to provide flexibility to licensed businesses impacted by restrictions caused by the spread of COVID-19. While most of these relief measures were rescinded effective either June 30, 2021…

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Ninth Notice of Regulatory Relief

Pursuant to the Constitution of the State of California, Article XX, Section 22, and in furtherance of Governor Newsom’s emergency declarations and orders regarding the spread of the COVID-19 virus, the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control previously provided…

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Eighth Notice of Regulatory Relief

Pursuant to the Constitution of the State of California, Article XX, Section 22, and in furtherance of Governor Newsom’s emergency declarations and orders regarding the spread of the COVID-19 virus, the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control previously provided…

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Blueprint for a Safer Economy

In accordance with the Blueprint, businesses will be able to operate at different levels based upon the tier of the county where they are located. Tiers (1 through 4) are determined by specified benchmarks related to the incidence of COVID-19 in each county…

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Governor Signs Legislative Package Providing Fee Waivers

The Department is approved to provide fee waivers for two years to approximately 59,000 businesses heavily impacted by health and safety restrictions imposed in response to the COVID-19 Pandemic. Restaurants, bars, and other specified licensees with on-sale privileges…

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates

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Additional information may be obtained by contacting:

Alcoholic Beverage Control
3927 Lennane Drive, Suite 100
Sacramento, CA 95834

Email us at headquarters@abc.ca.gov
Call (916) 419-2500