Massachusetts social distancing complaint hotline logs 200,000 calls



October 6, 2020 | 2:56 PM

Complaints about a stripper not wearing a mask, packed house parties, and personal attacks directed at Gov. Charlie Baker are just some of the calls received by a state hotline for people to report suspected violations of coronavirus restrictions.

More than 200,000 calls have been logged by the state’s 211 coronavirus compliance system since March, according to state records reviewed by the Boston Herald.

An adult entertainment club lost its liquor license after a dancer and others were seen not wearing masks, the state said.

Other complaints included residents of Nantucket concerned about “sick people from other states” arriving on the island, and Harvard Business School students “playing loud music and drinking” without face coverings.

Republican Gov. Baker was the target of some callers, including one who said his handling of the pandemic was “treason,” and another who said Baker

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NYC Police Officers Break Up Indoor Wedding with Nearly 300 Guests in Violation of Social Distancing Rules


A wedding with nearly 300 guests in New York was broken up by sheriff’s deputies over the weekend.

The illegal gathering was shut down around 11:30 p.m. on Friday night, the New York City Sheriff’s Office said on Twitter. A total of 284 people were in attendance at the event — a number well over the city’s social distancing guidelines that limit gatherings to 50 people — which took place at the Royal Elite Palace in Woodside, Queens.

The Royal Elite Palace did not immediately respond to PEOPLE’s request for comment.

NBC New York reported that the wedding featured food and alcohol being served, as well as a live band.

The wedding hall’s manager and owner were both charged with multiple offenses for violating the rules in place because of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), NBC News reported.

Several other large gatherings were shut down over the weekend by

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