As we all work to manage this unprecedented public health situation, we understand the disruption and stress that is being felt by Farm Wineries around the state. Below you will find updated information and copies of relevant announcements from the state as well as information from the SBA and federal government regarding relief available through the CARES Act. Please reach out if there is anything IWVA can do to help you navigate this difficult situation.
Indiana COVID-19 Response
On March 6, 2020, Governor Holcomb issued Executive Order 20-02, declaring a public health disaster emergency in the state of Indiana due to COVID-19. On March 16, Executive Order 20-04 was issued, closing food service establishments (including Farm Wineries) except for drive-thru, take-out and delivery services. One week later, Governor Holcomb issued a comprehensive "Stay at Home" order through Executive Order 20-08, which has now been extended through 11:59 pm on April 20, 2020.
As of April 6, this updated "Stay at Home" order mandates that Farm Wineries and all other essential businesses may sell wine only through online or call-in ordering with delivery or curbside pickup. Tasting Rooms should be closed altogether. To the extent that you are managing your facilities and production, you may remain open for internal operations as an "Essential Business and Operation".
ATC and Farm Winery Guidance
EO 20-04: Further Orders for Public Health Emergency
Allows Farm Wineries to stay open as an essential business
Reiterates requirement that Farm Wineries sell for Carryout only; Allows ATC to suspend the license of any establishment that fails to comply
Specifies that outside areas and parking lots are included in the restriction re: on-premise dining; Allows for curbside pickup (see also ATC amended rules - March 24th order); Clarifies that on-premises retail permit holders may not sell mixed drinks
EO 20-18: Extension of Stay at Home Order through April 20, 2020
EO 20-23: Additional Relief for the Business Community