In-N-Out Burger will shut down all indoor dining in Contra Costa County, California, instead of complying with the county’s vaccine mandate, said county health officials on Thursday—coming days after the fast-food chain closed down one of its establishments in Pleasant Hill.
The California-based burger establishment has issued sharply worded statements about vaccine mandates, saying its staff will not enforce them.
“In Contra Costa County, the primary goal of health order enforcement is to educate businesses and residents about how to keep themselves and the community safe from COVID-19 and to gain compliance,” the Contra Costa County Health Services said in a statement confirming reports saying In-N-Out locations in the county will use outdoor dining only. There are five In-N-Out restaurants in Contra Costa County, including Pleasant Hill, San Ramon, Brentwood, Pittsburg, and Pinole.
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