(TheLastPatriotNews.com) – The battle over COVID-19 face masks has reemerged after In-N-Out, the famous pro-conservative California-based fast food company, infuriated lefties by requiring medical notes for employees who want to wear a mask.
Under the new company policy, In-N-Out workers would be allowed to wear masks only after they present a relevant document from a medical professional.
The new In-N-Out mask rule was shared on Twitter by social media influencer Dr. Lucky Tran after employees were informed about it in a memo, Breitbart News reports.
The email screenshots that Tran posted online “appeared legitimate,” Breitbart News reports, noting the fast food giant has not made any public comments on its new face mask policy.
The new rule will be applied to In-N-Out stores in Texas, Arizona, Nevada, Utah, and Colorado. According to reports, it will not be enforced in its California venues.
“It stipulates that no employee may wear a mask unless they provide a medical note that exempts them from the requirement. If they provide the medical note, they must wear a company-provided N-95 mask unless they can produce another note exempting them from that requirement too,” the report reveals.
The company policy stipulates that a medical note in favor of mask-wearing should “clearly state the reason for the exemption.” Among those is the “estimated duration” of the time the mask will be needed.
Those In-N-Out employees refusing to comply with the order will be punished with disciplinary action “up to and including termination of employment.”
According to the leaked company memo, the prohibition of face masks would help to “emphasize the importance of customer service and the ability to show our Associates’ smile.”
Dr. Lucky Tran described the new In-N-Out policy as “discriminatory” and urged people to denounce the burger chain.
During the coronavirus pandemic, the fast food empire clashed with California’s Democrat-run authorities for refusing to apply a vaccine mandate for some of its stores.
In 2021, San Francisco’s Public Health Department shut down its burger restaurant since “employees were not properly checking for customers’ vaccination documentation.”
“We refuse to become the vaccination police for any government. It is unreasonable, invasive, and unsafe,” In-N-Out Chief Legal Officer Arnie Wensinger said at the time.
In-N-Out, the beloved California fast-food empire, has sparked left-wing hate over a new policy that will require employees to present a medical note if they want to wear a mask to work. https://t.co/Sw9ct5SD5Z
— Breitbart News (@BreitbartNews) July 17, 2023