COVID-19: A Message to Licensees of the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control


ABC Licensee,

Public Protection Cabinet Secretary Kerry Harvey has signed an Order, allowing restaurants with licenses to sell alcohol by the drink to provide package liquor to customers through delivery or carry-out. The Order also provides that all license types expiring at the end of April be extended until the end of June. Those licensees are able to continue operations despite the expiration of their licenses. 

The Public Protection Cabinet will monitor these directives continuously and may extend or modify the Order at any time, and ABC officers will be checking for compliance of these directives while the order is in effect. 

Kentuckians can visit and for up-to-date information. If you have specific questions about coronavirus, call the Kentucky COVID-19 hotline at 1-800-722-5725.

Frequently Asked Questions?

Many questions have arisen related to the Governor’s Closure Order and the Cabinet’s Order related to alcohol sales with food delivery and carry-out. This link will provide outlines of frequently asked questions and provides guidance from the agency.



Governor Andy Beshear Executive Order 2020-215

Effective: March 19, 2020  Executive Order  

Effective: March 16, 2020  Eecutive Order