Metro announced Tuesday it will close 17 additional stations, including seven across Northern Virginia, effective Thursday.
The move is in response to low-ridership and the need to conserve critical cleaning supplies due to COVID-19, according to a news release.
“These steps will help reduce the risk of exposure to employees and save critical cleaning supplies for the remaining stations,” Metro officials noted. “While Metro increased its on-hand warehouse inventory of essential supplies, such as hospital-grade disinfectant, wipes, hand sanitizer, and other items used by Metro’s frontline employees, suppliers are experiencing delivery delays.”
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