Distilleries producing hand sanitizer to help with coronavirus outbreak

With so many businesses forced to temporarily close due to the spread of COVID-19, distilleries around the country have found a way to help out the people who need it the most.

Dread River Distillery in Birmingham, Alabama, and Broad Branch Distillery in Winston-Salem, North Carolina

are among the many distilleries using hand sanitizer instead of alcohol.

"What we’re doing basically now is taking the high concentration of alcohol that we would normally be throwing away and we’re using that as a product that we can then distribute to the community as a hand sanitizer," Dread River co-owner John Cubilec said.