REFERENCE: LED Guidance on Executive Order D 2020 170
DATE: AUGUST 24, 2020
LED is releasing this bulletin to clarify the parameters of the amended “last call” Executive Order that Governor Polis issued today to help curb the spread of COVID-19. Executive Order D 2020 170 (EO 170) amends the “last call” provision of Executive Order D 2020 144. In EO 170, the Governor directs on-premises licensees who hold a liquor license pursuant to Articles 3, 4, and/or 5 of the C.R.S., Title 44, to cease all alcohol sales to end consumers, for takeout or for consumption on the licensed premises, between the hours of 11:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m. each day. On-premises licensees with delivery privileges may continue delivery sales until 2 a.m.
The terms of EO 170 require that:
Reminder on Prohibition of Over-Service:
EO 170 preserves the prohibition contained in 44-3-901(1)(a), C.R.S. regarding service to visibly intoxicated persons. LED takes public safety concerns very seriously, and over-service violations may result in administrative action up to and including revocation of a liquor license.
As circumstances change, LED may need to amend or withdraw the guidance in this bulletin. LED will continue to provide updated guidance as promptly as possible.
Please do not hesitate to reach out to LED at firstname.lastname@example.org, if you have any questions regarding this bulletin.
Colorado Liquor Enforcement Division
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