In-N-Out ordered close temporarily for violating vaccine policy

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Burger chain In-N-Out closed its only San Francisco location on Oct. 14 according to the San Francisco Department of Public Health’s order over its vaccine defiance, particularly on its failure to properly check the vaccine proof of their customers.

While its location in San Francisco’s Fisherman’s Wharf has opened, the restaurant is not yet accommodating indoor dining.

According to the burger chain, they put up signs of the local vaccination mandate properly but declined to enforce them sternly.

“We refuse to become the vaccination police for any government,” Arnie Wensinger, In-N-Out Chief Legal & Business Officer, said. “We fiercely disagree with any government dictate that forces a private company to discriminate against customers who choose to patronize their business.”

Customers who eat indoors in San Francisco establishments are required to present their full vaccination documentation in August.

San Francisco Health Department does not immediately returned KRON4’s request for comment.

The latest move of the city to get its people vaccinated was the announcement of Mayor London Breed that ten local city students can get full-ride scholarships at San Francisco State University if they have received their vaccine. The program is done by the government along with the SFSU, San Francisco Unified School District, and the department of health.

The recent data of the city shows 83 percent of the qualified residents aged 12 and over have already received complete vaccine doses.