As the federal government continues to try to apply pressure to private businesses to increase the vaccination rate here in the United States, there are a few notable corporations whose employees have taken a stand.
First, there was Southwest Airlines, whose abysmal cancelation debacle last weekend kicked off just before a major protest of the company’s vaccine policy by a great many of its employees. Southwest would end up capitulating to their staff by Tuesday of this week, setting a precedent of non-compliance that seems to be a bit contagious.
That’s because the almighty In-N-Out Burger has now found itself in a standoff with the city of San Francisco, and the fast food eatery appears to be winning.
The city of San Francisco temporarily closed an In-N-Out fast-food restaurant over the company’s refusal to force customers to prove they are vaccinated against the coronavirus.
The San Francisco Department of Public Health closed the Fisherman’s Wharf In-N-Out location on Oct. 14 after the popular burger joint did not check the vaccination status of customers, which violates an August mandate from the city requiring indoor diners to show proof of vaccination.
The company absolutely annihilated the mandate in a statement.
“Our store properly and clearly posted signage to communicate local vaccination requirements,” In-N-Out Burger’s Chief Legal and Business Officer, Arnie Wensinger said in a statement to Fox News. “After closing our restaurant, local regulators informed us that our restaurant Associates must actively intervene by demanding proof of vaccination and photo identification from every Customer, then act as enforcement personnel by barring entry for any Customers without the proper documentation.”
“We refuse to become the vaccination police for any government,” Wensinger declared, slamming the San Francisco Department of Health’s requirements as “unreasonable, invasive, and unsafe” and accusing the city of asking restaurants to “segregate Customers” based on vaccine documentation.
The news is a win for medical freedom advocates, who’ve long suggested that no government should have the ability to force you to undergo medical treatment that you do not wish to be a part of.