Utah Booze News podcast: the COVID-19 'drink at home' edition

Posted at 5:58 PM, Mar 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-23 19:58:30-04

Working from home? Washing your hands frequently? Exercising appropriate social distancing? This episode is for YOU!

As you do your part to help "flatten the curve" of coronavirus, so are we. The latest episode of "Utah Booze News: An Alcohol Policy Podcast" may sound a little different. That's because we recorded it using an online meeting platform so we don't have to be in the tiny studio we normally use to record the podcast.

There's a lot to talk about! The legislature wrapped up just over a week ago with a big alcohol bill (and a little "light bootlegging" legalized). COVID-19 has closed bars and shuttered dine-in for restaurants and Michele Corigliano of the Salt Lake Area Restaurant Association joins us to talk about how YOU can help them in this time of need.

Kathy Stephenson and The Salt Lake Tribune have launched a newsletter to help you find out where to support local restaurants.

Some distilleries are now making hand sanitizer and the DABC is rationing Everclear (yes, it can be used as a disinfectant) as people panic buy at state-run stores.

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