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COVID-19 Business Continuity Information - Alcohol

Statewide Freeze Period

From November 18 to December 2, Oregon will be in a two-week statewide freeze period to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Distillery Agents -
Authorized distillery agents (distilleries with tasting rooms) may deliver distilled spirits they manufacture to consumers at their homes and curbside. Details about what is allowed are in the Distillery Retail Outlet Agent operations manual.

Liquor Store Agents - Liquor store agents may deliver distilled spirits curbside and to consumers at their homes after an in-person, in-store purchase. Details about what is allowed are in the Retail Operations manual.

Malt Beverage (Beer) Disposal (Fact Sheet)

Delayed payment of (beer & wine) privilege tax
  • Privilege Tax reports are still due on the designated due dates, however, we are extending the payment of tax and waiving the penalty and interest for up to  90 days when an email is sent requesting this.  Please submit your reports as scheduled and you may send an email requesting the payment extension to

The Oregon Liquor Control Commission, Oregon Health Authority, Oregon Board of Pharmacy, Business Oregon, and Oregon Department of Agriculture, with the help of Moda Health, have set up a coordinated effort to address the need for making hand sanitizer in Oregon.

Businesses in Oregon that already have an OLCC-issued distillery license and a permit from the Federal Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) can work together to coordinate sourcing of raw materials, production of ethanol, and procuring containers for finished hand sanitizer product.

Hand Sanitizer Resource Guide for Oregon

OLCC amended OAR 845-006-0425 - Hours of Sale. to allow Off-Premises Sales licensees to sell malt beverages, wine, and cider to consumers beginning at 6:00 am. The OLCC took this action to accommodate the interest in creating space for Off-Premises Sales licensees (i.e. grocery stores) to offer “vulnerable populations-only" shopping period prior to the standard legal hours for sale of 7:00 am – 2:30 am.

OLCC is allowing licensees to choose whether or not to maintain continuous coverage of Liquor Liability Insurance as allowed by OAR 845-005-0400(10). (Eff. 4/22/20)

The OLCC is postponing the license renewal fee due date for licensees in District 1.

Third-Party E-Commerce Operators

  • OAR 845-006-0481 - Requiring written notice of reason for licensee closure and estimated repopen date (Rule suspension effective April 3, 2020)

Virtual Wine Tastings (Fact Sheet) - 4/24/20

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