One of the most-asked questions coming into the KUTV newsroom is: "Will Utah liquor stores stay open if there is a lockdown?"
The answer is "yes," but on a "limited basis."
That's because Utah liquor stores fall under the "exempt" category, meaning liquor stores are essential businesses.
Terry Wood with the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (DABC) says:
Consistent with the county’s order and at the direction of the State of Utah, DABC stores will remain open on a limited basis. They will practice appropriate social distancing measures to protect the health of customers.
Utah liquor stores are practicing social distancing, allowing only five to ten people inside a store at one time, depending on the store's size.
Currently, Utah liquor stores are closing at 7 p.m. -- until at least April 2.