The Alabama Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) Board issued a temporary emergency rule to authorize establishments like bars and restaurants with on-premise consumption licenses to sell alcohol curbside.

The temporary rule was put in place on St. Patrick’s Day to alleviate the strain of COVID-19 restaurant and closures.

In an FAQ posted on March 18th, the ABC Board said mixed drinks and open containers are not allowed to be sold. “All alcoholic beverages sold under this temporary, emergency rule must be in an unopened container which is defined as a container containing alcoholic beverages, which has not been opened or unsealed subsequent to filling and sealing by the manufacturer or importer.”

Despite some rumors and reports to the contrary, the ABC Board also said in the FAQ that it “has not issued orders to close any licensed business based on license type, however some counties/cities have issued orders that affect on-premises service.”

You can read Temporary Emergency Rule 20-X-6-.19 (“Emergency Curbside Sales Authorization”) here.