Sunday, December 5, 2021

California County Closes In-N-Out Due To Vaccine Test

PLEASANT HILL, California (NWN) – Another California county closed an In-N-Out restaurant on Tuesday because a popular burger chain refuses to enforce COVID-19 vaccination regulations.

Contra Costa County health officials have closed the Pleasant Hill restaurant indefinitely after it ignored repeated warnings to make sure customers who wanted to dine indoors had vaccination cards or evidence that they had tested negative for the virus for last 72 hours.

The county has issued several warnings and fines for local In-N-Out restaurants, including two in Pinola and San Ramon.

Public health authorities view vaccination requirements as vital tools to slow the spread of COVID-19 at a time when the virus is killing 1,500 or more Americans every day.

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However, In-N-Out, based in Irvine, California, consistently refuses to heed the demands.

“We refuse to become the vaccination police for any government. It is unwise, aggressive and unsafe to force our restaurant staff to divide customers into who can be served and who cannot, ”In-N-Out said in a statement.

Authorities said the only In-N-Out in San Francisco was closed for days on Oct.14 after it repeatedly refused to follow public health guidelines.

The Fisherman’s Wharf restaurant reopened last week but is expected to offer take-out and outdoor dining only. However, the city’s public health department is investigating a complaint that it still allows indoor dining, according to the San Francisco Chronicle. Tuesday.

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