NJ Spotlight News

High demand overwhelms New Jersey COVID-19 hotline

Clip: 01/25/2021 | 4m 8s | Video has closed captioning.

Tens of thousands of people called New Jersey's new COVID-19 hotline which went live Monday. But its 250 agents got so overwhelmed that many callers ended up with voicemail referrals to websites. High demand also swamped a Union County website that offered 1,200 appointments Sunday; they disappeared in a flash.

Aired: 01/25/21

Rating: NR

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