Educational Guide to Restaurant Operations
During All Phases of Covid-19


First and foremost, we've compiled and continually update
this comprehensive list of grants, mental health resources, substance abuse resources and funds to help hospitality industry workers affected by COVID-19. 

A guide to help restaurants navigate new ways of doing business during the current restrictions on dine-in service.

Reinventing Restaurant Takeaway and Delivery

In this guide, we share: 

Data and best practices from the states that are a few weeks ahead of Massachusetts in allowing alcohol for takeaway and delivery. 

Steps Horizon Beverage has taken to protect our people, their families, and the products we deliver to your door to ensure safety for all.

Our sales reps are working remotely and are available by phone and email to help you navigate this unique and challenging time.


News From TTB: Trade Practice Enforcement during COVID-19 Pandemic

A new industry circular was announced May 8, 2020 at to addresse issues relating to trade practice enforcement during the COVID-19 Pandemic. This guidance applies to all affected TTB-regulated industry members and is subject to the specific limitations provided therein. Activities covered by this guidance include:

This guidance will be in effect from March 1, 2020 through September 30, 2020, with the possibility for extension as we may deem appropriate. This guidance applies only to Federal law. Questions about State or local restrictions should be directed to State or local alcohol beverage authorities.


The National Restaurant Association partnered with representatives of the Food and Drug Administration, academia, the Conference for Food Protection, Ecolab, public health officials and industry representatives to develop a set of opening and operating guidelines to help restaurants return to full operation safely when the time comes. 

THE PURPOSE OF THIS GUIDANCE IS TO BUILD ON THE ALREADY ESTABLISHED BEST PRACTICES AND REQUIREMENTS AVAILABLE that address specific health and safety concerns related to the spread of COVID-19, and to put those protocols into practice as state and local officials begin to open communities and businesses. Operators should make use of these guidelines as they relate to their existing policies and procedures and in conjunction with instructions they receive from authorities during their reopening phase-in. DOWNLOAD THE NRA RESTAURANT REOPEN GUIDELINES NOW.

Guidelines for Opening Up America Again

President Trump has unveiled Guidelines for Opening Up America Again, a three-phased approach based on the advice of public health experts. These steps will help state and local officials when reopening their economies, getting people back to work, and continuing to protect American lives. Please click here for more information: Guidelines for Opening Up America Again

  • Guidance for Cleaning and Disinfecting Public Spaces, Workplaces, Businesses, Schools and Homes (HERE)
  • CDC guidance for Restaurants And Bars


On May 18, 2020, Maine restaurants may begin to reopen with social distancing guidelines and face coverings for employees. Under Governor Mills’ current reopening plan, restaurants in Androscoggin, Cumberland and York counties are only permitted to serve customers outdoors. Meanwhile, restaurants in Maine’s other 13 counties have been able to offer both indoor and outdoor dining since May 18th. Learn More


PHASE 1: One June 8, 2020, Massachusetts may begin to reopen for outdoor dining with social distancing guidelines, groups limited to six guests per table, and mandatory masks are worn when moving around the restaurant. They can be removed once you have arrived at your table. Learn More

new hampshire

PHASE 1: On May 18, 2020, New Hampshire restaurants may begin to open for outdoor dining with tables at least six feet apart. Learn More

PHASE 2: Starting on June 15, 2020, NH restaurants may allow indoor dining at 50% capacity. Learn More


PHASE 1: On May 18, 2020, Rhode Island restaurants may begin to open for outdoor dining with tables at least six feet apart. Learn More

PHASE 2: Beginning June 1, 2020, RI restaurants may allow indoor dining at 50% capacity. Learn More


PHASE 1: On May 22, 2020, Vermont restaurants may begin to open for outdoor dining with tables at least ten feet apart. Learn More


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