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July 27, 2020 TML Coronavirus Update #92

Posted on July 27, 2020 at 2:58 PM by TML Staff

Urgent Updates


What new information is available about the economic impact of the virus on cities?


The U.S. Conference of Mayors issued a report this month showing that 2020 economic output in metro areas will fall by $1.45 trillion.


Earlier this year, the National League of Cities estimated that cities could face a revenue loss of $360 billion over three years.


Further Updates


Has TABC issued clarification for wineries and breweries?


Yes. TABC is allowing certain license holders to apply for a temporary permit to sell alcohol for consumption outdoors and outside of the originally-permitted area. In other words, TABC is allowing – with approval – restaurants to serve alcohol on a patio or outdoor area.


Some wineries and breweries read the TABC guidance as allowing them to automatically sell wine or beer to go for customers to drink in outdoor areas surrounding the winery or brewery.


TABC issued a clarification prohibiting that practice.


Where can I find archived issues of the TML Coronavirus Updates?


TML Coronavirus Updates are archived by date here and by subject here.