A second In–N–Out burger restaurant has been forcibly closed by the Californian health authorities following the chain’s continuous refusal to abide by Government mandates ordering businesses to check their customers for vaccination passports or proof of a negative Covid test. In a statement, the business has openly declared that it refuses “to become the vaccination police” and segregate its customers based on who has and hasn’t received a medical procedure. The Guardian has the story.
Public health authorities see vaccination enforcement requirements as vital tools in slowing Covid at a time when 1,500 or more Americans are dying each day from the virus. However, In-N-Out, based in Irvine, in southern California, has consistently refused to heed the requirements in the Bay Area, which are some of the strictest in the state.
“We refuse to become the vaccination police for any government. It is unreasonable, invasive, and unsafe to force our restaurant associates to segregate customers into those who may be served and those who may not,” In-N-Out said in a statement.
The only In-N-Out in San Francisco, which is located on the city’s popular Fisherman’s Wharf, was closed for several days in October for defying the city’s public health rules, which a company executive had described as “clear governmental overreach.”