San Francisco In-N-Out Forced to Close After Not Enforcing Vaccination Checks

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A San Francisco In-N-Out Burger was temporarily shut down after employees allegedly did not check for customers’ vaccine documents, in violation of the city’s vaccine requirement.

In San Francisco, people have been required since August 20 to show proof that they have been vaccinated against COVID-19 in order to enter some indoor places like restaurants, gyms and bars.

The fast-food restaurant located in Fisherman’s Wharf was forced to shut down on October 14 but has since reopened with indoor dining remaining unavailable, the company said in a statement to Newsweek.

In the statement, In-N-Out Chief Legal & Business Officer Arnie Wensinger defended not having employees check their customers’ vaccine status.

“We refuse to become the vaccination police for any government,” he said. “We fiercely disagree with any government dictate that forces a private company to discriminate against customers who choose to patronize their business. This is a clear government overreach.”