COVID-19 Resources

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

ATC COVID-19 Action Page

EO 20-04: Further Orders for Public Health Emergency
Closes Farm Wineries and other Food Service Establishments for on-premises dining

EO 20-08: Stay at Home Order + Essential Business and Operations List

Allows Farm Wineries to stay open as an essential business

EO 20-10: Enforcement of In-Person Dining Prohibition

Reiterates requirement that Farm Wineries sell for Carryout only; Allows ATC to suspend the license of any establishment that fails to comply

EO 20-14: Continuation of EO 20-04, 20-10, 20-11

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
Extends order through 4/20/20; Mandates that wine sales must be conducted via online or call-in ordering

EO 20-23: Additional Relief for the Business Community
Suspends temporarily the requirement that property tax clearance forms must be embossed by the county treasurer for permit renewals

EO 20-26: Roadmap to Reopen Indiana for Hoosiers, Businesses and State Government
Set guidance in regard to sick employees and enforcing social distancing

EO 20-28: Back on Track Reopening Indiana in Stage Three
Allows wineries which provide full-service dining can operate at 50% capacity

EO 20-32: Back on Track Indiana: Stage Four
Allows wineries which provide full-service dining can operate at 75% capacity; Bar seating may open at 50% with social distancing rules in place

EO 20-35: Back on Track Indiana: Stage 4.5
Allows wineries which provide full-service dining can operate at 75% capacity; Bar seating may open at 50% with social distancing rules in place; Bars may continue operations at 50% 

EO 20-42: Third Continuation of  Stage 4.5 of Indiana's Back on Track
Extends order until 09/30/2020

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