Mask advocates raged at popular West Coast burger chain In-N-Out after the company banned mask-wearing for employees in five states.
The policy will start Aug. 14, according to a leaked memo, and will affect employees in Nevada, Arizona, Utah, Texas and Colorado. Stores in California and Oregon, which have laws preventing employers from banning masks, are exempt from the new policy.
The In-N-Out memo said the decision was intended to improve customer service by showing off employee’s smiles. Exemptions would be given to employees who had a “valid medical note.”
Even if approved, the employee must wear “a company-provided N-95 mask,” per the memo, unless the employee’s doctor says otherwise.
“Please remember to call In-N-Out and tell them that their ban on wearing masks is harmful,” she tweeted.
Epidemiologist Dr. Eric-Feigl-Ding also warned others to “avoid” the burger chain.
“In-N-Out Burger doesn’t give a s—t if you’ve got an immune compromised family member at home. Or if you yourself are immune compromised,” another liberal tweeted. “Triggered by masks. F—k off In-n-Out. I do not care if I go into a business and someone is wearing a mask.”
Another Twitter user announced she was “too upset” about the mask policy to put her thoughts into words.
“I wrote 3 different responses and erased them all. I’m too upset to appropriately put my thoughts into words. But I will, because the employees of in-n-out burger deserve our support,” she tweeted.
Fox News’ Jeffrey Clark contributed to this report.