NJ hotline for COVID-19 emergency declaration violations crashes

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Posted at 4:45 PM, Mar 25, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-25 16:48:24-04

NEW JERSEY — A hotline for New Jersey workers to report employers for making them come into work despite the COVID-19 emergency declaration got so many calls that it crashed the system, Gov. Phil Murphy said.

Murphy said that instead of the number, the state has set up a website form for workers to report any potential violations of an executive order calling on residents to stay at home. He has called on firms to let employees work from home.

Murphy also said there were 18 additional deaths, bringing the state total to 62.

He also said there are now about 4,400 positive cases.