The New York State Liquor Store Association reminded business owners and patrons on Friday that all liquor shops are considered essential and will remain open under the new mandate.
"Liquor stores have been deemed an essential business and may remain open. You do not need to reduce your workforce. This applies to all SLA-licensed entities as per the SLA," the association said in a statement.
Businesses like liquor and grocery stores are excluded from the order.
According to the state's website, "grocery stores including all food and beverage stores" are considered essential retail.
The association also posted the news on Facebook, reminding its patrons that "Liquor stores have been deemed an essential business during the outbreak of Covid-19 — we are permitted to stay open to serve you!"
"Please consider utilizing pick up or delivery options when purchasing from your favorite local retailer. Stay safe and healthy!" the association added.