Metro closing seven more NoVa stations Thursday due to coronavirus crisis

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.” 

Metro is taking action to make its current…