Looking Back: Prohibition Last for ~3 Hours in Colorado
Yesterday, the City and County of Denver deemed liquor stores and dispensaries non-essential in an effort to stop the spread of coronavirus by shutting down more and more businesses. This plan backfired in as little as 30 minutes a crowds swarmed to stock up before the shutdown, causing huge crowds and fear from owners who tried to control the masses.
The decision was reversed and extreme distancing was put in place instead, with customers required to remain six feet apart, including in lines that are now wrapping around buildings. There has been both support and criticism of the decision, as it is imperative that the spread of coronavirus is slowed, but hospitals also do not want to be overrun by patients going through withdrawal if their alcohol supply is suddenly cut off.