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Covid-19 Public Information

Metro continues to actively respond to the Covid-19 public health emergency, taking all appropriate measures to protect the health and safety of our frontline colleagues, our customers, and the community at large. Beginning with the first reported Covid-19 case involving a Metro employee in March 2020, Metro has worked to be as transparent as possible, providing specific details on each case as permitted by health privacy law and our own obligations to employee confidentiality. 

Following the 100th reported Covid-19 case, Metro has streamlined its public reporting to a provide a continually updated snapshot of case numbers. Metro's commitment to fully and appropriately responding to each case -- including sanitizing and disinfecting workspaces, contact tracing and quarantine -- has not changed. 

View details of the first 100 Metro employee cases

 Confirmed Cases   Returned to Work   Hospitalized   Lives Lost
 1833  1755  0 7

Updated information as of Wednesday, October 20, 2021

  • Metro only reports confirmed cases involving our employees. Contractors and members of the general public are not included in Metro's public reporting of Covid-19 cases. 
  • For Metro's reporting purposes, a case is considered "confirmed" upon receipt of documentation from public health authorities or an employee's medical provider.

We lost a friend and colleague

Issued: Friday, August 21, 2020

Overnight, we learned that we lost a friend and colleague. This is the first known Covid-related death in the Metro family, an employee who worked as a manager in the Rail Operations Control Center prior to becoming ill several weeks ago. Consistent with our values and professional standards, we will not publicly release or confirm the victim's name, and we would ask that members of the media be appropriately sensitive, as there is a grieving family behind this tragic loss. 

Grief support counselors are available today and in the days ahead for any employee who may need support. We extend our deepest condolences to our fallen colleague's family and friends, and ask that you keep them in your thoughts.


Ridership Monitoring

The table shows estimated rail and bus ridership by day during the Covid-19 pandemic. On June 17, 2020, Metro restated bus ridership figures on this table that are more accurate. See the explanation below for details. Please note that all figures presented on this page are considered unofficial and may be restated as necessary. This data is intended for assessing general trends and/or changes in ridership levels over time.

How Metro estimates bus ridership: Prior to Covid-19, Metro calculated bus ridership using farebox data, i.e. the "cash register" located at the front of each bus. Each passenger who tapped a SmarTrip card or paid with cash would counted, along with input from bus operators logging fare evasion.. Starting in April, Metro has required "rear-door boarding" and waived bus fares as part of a comprehensive effort to protect our frontline workforce from exposure to Covid-19. on Metrobus. Since then, Metro has had to transition to a new method of estimating bus ridership based on data from Automatic Passenger Counter systems (APC), which use infrared sensors mounted near the bus doors that count each passenger as they enter the bus. This method has an inherent "noise factor" that must be calculated and subtracted from the raw figures in order to provide the most reliable estimate of bus ridership each day. Raw, unprocessed data is called "unadjusted" figures, and were initially stated to allow the public to gauge Metro's progress in limiting transit utilization in the interest of public health.

Figures shown below are based on adjusted APC ridership counts for accuracy and to allow for relative comparisons between dates. (For transparency, all previously stated unadjusted ridership figures are available on a separate page. However, we do not recommend using unadjusted figures now that more accurate data is available.)

The 2021 table below will be updated once weekly to streamline the data reporting process as the pandemic recovery continues. To view 2020 ridership data, please visit the Ridership Monitoring Archive. Detailed historical data on rail, bus, and parking ridership from Metro's fare system, updated monthly, is also available via Metro's Ridership Portal.

  2021 Ridership Change vs. 2020
Date Rail Adjusted Bus Rail Bus
10/16/21 Sa 149,000 155,000 127% 15%
10/15/21 Fr 222,000 273,000 155% 49%
10/14/21 Th 210,000 285,000 130% 52%
10/13/21 We 216,000 285,000 142% 49%
10/12/21 Tu 205,000 282,000 139% 50%
10/11/21 Mo 142,000178,000 150% 39%
10/10/21 Su 117,000 128,000 233% 42%
10/9/21 Sa 153,000 164,000 165% 32%
10/8/21 Fr 210,000 256,000 135% 38%
10/7/21 Th 202,000 260,000 131% 39%
10/6/21 We 197,000 267,000 124% 41%
10/5/21 Tu 196,000 276,000 129% 50%
10/4/21 Mo 186,000278,000 127% 54%
10/3/21 Su 120,000 133,000 191% 38%
10/2/21 Sa 192,000 163,000 212% 27%
10/1/21 Fr 230,000 284,000 156% 50%
9/30/21 Th 203,000 276,000 132% 49%
9/29/21 We 206,000 272,000 140% 52%
9/28/21 Tu 188,000 271,000 124% 57%
9/27/21 Mo 177,000271,000 111% 50%
9/26/21 Su 100,000 130,000 123% 39%
9/25/21 Sa 150,000 162,000 86% 35%
9/24/21 Fr 208,000 267,000 120% 52%
9/23/21 Th 191,000 250,000 107% 43%
9/22/21 We 183,000 261,000 100% 48%
9/21/21 Tu 188,000 274,000 122% 60%
9/20/21 Mo 175,000269,000 116% 56%
9/19/21 Su 101,000 129,000 142% 42%
9/18/21 Sa 140,000 155,000 130% 26%
9/17/21 Fr 193,000 262,000 123% 47%
9/16/21 Th 185,000 252,000 125% 50%
9/15/21 We 195,000 274,000 131% 54%
9/14/21 Tu 189,000 268,000 129% 54%
9/13/21 Mo 176,000268,000 125% 55%
9/12/21 Su 103,000 125,000 169% 36%
9/11/21 Sa 132,000 158,000 163% 34%
9/10/21 Fr 196,000 267,000 135% 53%
9/9/21 Th 185,000 265,000 147% 72%
9/8/21 We 183,000 268,000 132% 62%
9/7/21 Tu 175,000 266,000 118% 56%
9/6/21 Mo 99,00054,000 136% -
9/5/21 Su 107,000 124,000 162% 37%
9/4/21 Sa 137,000 160,000 161% 37%
9/3/21 Fr 187,000 273,000 133% 55%
9/2/21 Th 179,000 271,000 128% 60%
9/1/21 We 144,000 235,000 83% 36%
8/31/21 Tu 173,000 264,000 124% 55%
8/30/21 Mo 162,000260,000 127% 70%
8/29/21 Su 75,000 127,000 93% 47%
8/28/21 Sa 121,000 165,000 176% 60%
8/27/21 Fr 159,000 223,000 45% 39%
8/26/21 Th 163,000 235,000 104% 43%
8/25/21 We 162,000 241,000 110% 43%
8/24/21 Tu 157,000 240,000 113% 50%
8/23/21 Mo 149,000239,000 111% 48%
8/22/21 Su 83,000 117,000 148% 49%
8/21/21 Sa 115,000 157,000 167% 143%
8/20/21 Fr 147,000 214,000 100% 50%
8/19/21 Th 157,000 229,000 113% 62%
8/18/21 We 152,000 217,000 113% 58%
8/17/21 Tu 158,000 230,000 116% 60%
8/16/21 Mo 135,000212,000 96% 52%
8/15/21 Su 89,000 122,000 217% 133%
8/14/21 Sa 114,000 148,000 225% 126%
8/13/21 Fr 156,000 219,000 143% 59%
8/12/21 Th 155,000 224,000 154% 78%
8/11/21 We 151,000 216,000 135% 61%
8/10/21 Tu 148,000 220,000 124% 64%
8/9/21 Mo 142,000214,000 122% 57%
8/8/21 Su 100,000 128,000 263% 138%
8/7/21 Sa 107,000 146,000 198% 121%
8/6/21 Fr 166,000 231,000 155% 66%
8/5/21 Th 176,000 229,000 175% 74%
8/4/21 We 164,000 228,000 138% 63%
8/3/21 Tu 159,000 230,000 197% 94%
8/2/21 Mo 155,000226,000 145% 69%
8/1/21 Su 82,000 112,000 208% 105%
7/31/21 Sa 128,000 158,000 263% 124%
7/30/21 Fr 182,000 235,000 196% 74%
7/29/21 Th 164,000 217,000 155% 68%
7/28/21 We 164,000 222,000 155% 66%
7/27/21 Tu 162,000 225,000 152% 73%
7/26/21 Mo 151,000221,000 145% 72%
7/25/21 Su 87,000 117,000 234% 118%
7/24/21 Sa 118,000 152,000 240% 133%
7/23/21 Fr 171,000 229,000 187% 74%
7/22/21 Th 177,000 231,000 181% 78%
7/21/21 We 180,000 225,000 201% 82%
7/20/21 Tu 176,000 225,000 188% 77%
7/19/21 Mo 162,000222,000 175% 75%
7/18/21 Su 97,000 121,000 306% 146%
7/17/21 Sa 122,000 149,000 281% 139%
7/16/21 Fr 190,000 225,000 212% 68%
7/15/21 Th 176,000 227,000 190% 75%
7/14/21 We 169,000 220,000 176% 66%
7/13/21 Tu 165,000 221,000 171% 69%
7/12/21 Mo 152,000217,000 159% 66%
7/11/21 Su 86,000 118,000 255% 479%
7/10/21 Sa 118,000 156,000 277% 153%
7/9/21 Fr 161,000 219,000 174% 64%
7/8/21 Th 155,000 212,000 164% 63%
7/7/21 We 160,000 219,000 170% 64%
7/6/21 Tu 154,000 223,000 166% 72%
7/5/21 Mo 92,000135,000 267% 198%
7/4/21 Su 211,000 120,000 473% 136%
7/3/21 Sa 143,000 159,000 286% 211%
7/2/21 Fr 165,000 224,000 304% 256%
7/1/21 Th 154,000 208,000 146% 57%
6/30/21 We 158,000 232,000 155% 74%
6/29/21 Tu 158,000 212,000 162% 71%
6/28/21 Mo 151,000211,000 158% 64%
6/27/21 Su 78,000 119,000 225% 140%
6/26/21 Sa 109,000 150,000 252% 165%
6/25/21 Fr 160,000 222,000 177% 98%
6/24/21 Th 161,000 219,000 189% 111%
6/23/21 We 159,000 224,000 180% 109%
6/22/21 Tu 139,000 198,000 154% 87%
6/21/21 Mo 134,000203,000 150% 98%
6/20/21 Su 84,000 116,000 281% 178%
6/19/21 Sa 113,000 145,000 354% 209%
6/18/21 Fr 150,000 210,000 180% 107%
6/17/21 Th 155,000 220,000 216% 116%
6/16/21 We 155,000 222,000 226% 134%
6/15/21 Tu 152,000 217,000 200% 122%
6/14/21 Mo 140,000215,000 176% 109%
6/13/21 Su 81,000 114,000 252% 193%
6/12/21 Sa 130,000 153,000 316% 214%
6/11/21 Fr 133,000 189,000 152% 85%
6/10/21 Th 139,000 204,000 191% 128%
6/9/21 We 138,000 211,000 175% 118%
6/8/21 Tu 134,000 212,000 168% 121%
6/7/21 Mo 128,000208,000 155% 125%
6/6/21 Su 70,000 112,000 156% 197%
6/5/21 Sa 98,000 146,000 57% 207%
6/4/21 Fr 134,000 205,000 181% 93%
6/3/21 Th 129,000 201,000 169% 95%
6/2/21 We 130,000 208,000 164% 100%
6/1/21 Tu 125,000 212,000 173% 130%
5/31/21 Mo 84,000122,000 94% 22%
5/30/21 Su 76,000 98,000 274% 158%
5/29/21 Sa 84,000 116,000 248% 137%
5/28/21 Fr 120,000 189,000 187% 77%
5/27/21 Th 133,000 202,000 242% 112%
5/26/21 We 123,000 194,000 207% 99%
5/25/21 Tu 127,000 202,000 217% 99%
5/24/21 Mo 111,000180,000 510% 323%
5/23/21 Su 72,000 109,000 383% 196%
5/22/21 Sa 96,000 136,000 374% 183%
5/21/21 Fr 134,000 205,000 271% 133%
5/20/21 Th 124,000 196,000 213% 110%
5/19/21 We 122,000 200,000 208% 110%
5/18/21 Tu 118,000 198,000 195% 115%
5/17/21 Mo 112,000196,000 192% 112%
5/16/21 Su 61,000 102,000 318% 206%
5/15/21 Sa 94,000 141,000 387% 237%
5/14/21 Fr 127,000 198,000 220% 98%
5/13/21 Th 124,000 195,000 221% 117%
5/12/21 We 117,000 191,000 198% 109%
5/11/21 Tu 112,000 189,000 194% 112%
5/10/21 Mo 100,000187,000 168% 109%
5/9/21 Su 49,000 99,000 240% 181%
5/8/21 Sa 73,000 132,000 310% 230%
5/7/21 Fr 107,000 186,000 191% 107%
5/6/21 Th 113,000 199,000 192% 111%
5/5/21 We 107,000 189,000 205% 128%
5/4/21 Tu 106,000 193,000 181% 114%
5/3/21 Mo 97,000186,000 153% 93%
5/2/21 Su 54,000 109,000 305% 242%
5/1/21 Sa 77,000 143,000 300% 222%
4/30/21 Fr 111,000 190,000 197% 89%
4/29/21 Th 105,000 185,000 232% 151%
4/28/21 We 105,000 191,000 185% 106%
4/27/21 Tu 106,000 190,000 202% 125%
4/26/21 Mo 98,000182,000 178% 111%
4/25/21 Su 50,000 97,000 326% 225%
4/24/21 Sa 67,000 124,000 301% 216%
4/23/21 Fr 109,000 182,000 230% 117%
4/22/21 Th 102,000 172,000 199% 112%
4/21/21 We 102,000 171,000 186% 102%
4/20/21 Tu 108,000 190,000 218% 139%
4/19/21 Mo 97,000174,000 179% 105%
4/18/21 Su 52,000 99,000 297% 224%
4/17/21 Sa 71,000 130,000 361% 238%
4/16/21 Fr 107,000 178,000 209% 116%
4/15/21 Th 107,000 188,000 215% 138%
4/14/21 We 98,000 175,000 179% 110%
4/13/21 Tu 101,000 186,000 185% 126%
4/12/21 Mo 96,000182,000 219% 148%
4/11/21 Su 52,000 102,000 355% 232%
4/10/21 Sa 77,000 131,000 368% 241%
4/9/21 Fr 104,000 178,000 200% 132%
4/8/21 Th 107,000 192,000 202% 148%
4/7/21 We 109,000 197,000 199% 145%
4/6/21 Tu 106,000 188,000 193% 143%
4/5/21 Mo 103,000187,000 175% 117%
4/4/21 Su 64,000 97,000 351% 197%
4/3/21 Sa 89,000 131,000 398% 215%
4/2/21 Fr 107,000 178,000 163% 93%
4/1/21 Th 101,000 180,000 140% 124%
3/31/21 We 91,000 165,000 119% 99%
3/30/21 Tu 109,000 189,000 137% 140%
3/29/21 Mo 97,000179,000 493% 104%
3/28/21 Su 39,000 82,000 141% 174%
3/27/21 Sa 80,000 129,000 316% 239%
3/26/21 Fr 105,000 187,000 114% 101%
3/25/21 Th 96,000 173,000 92% 100%
3/24/21 We 86,000 152,000 62% 89%
3/23/21 Tu 93,000 173,000 54% 100%
3/22/21 Mo 89,000173,000 46% 113%
3/21/21 Su 48,000 95,000 110% 198%
3/20/21 Sa 64,000 125,000 108% 101%
3/19/21 Fr 95,000 176,000 12% 56%
3/18/21 Th 86,000 152,000 -10% 34%
3/17/21 We 96,000 175,000 -13% 60%
3/16/21 Tu 88,000 161,000 -37% 3%
3/15/21 Mo 86,000167,000 -56% -8%
3/14/21 Su 43,000 89,000 -33% -30%
3/13/21 Sa 61,000 120,000 -41% -28%
3/12/21 Fr 95,000 180,000 -74% -47%
3/11/21 Th 95,000 174,000 -81% -53%
3/10/21 We 94,000 174,000 -84% -56%
3/9/21 Tu 90,000172,000 -85% -57%
3/8/21 Mo 83,000 155,000 -86% -62%
3/7/21 Su 38,000 85,000 -78% -46%
3/6/21 Sa 56,000 110,000 -75% -46%
3/5/21 Fr 88,000 168,000 -85% -57%
3/4/21 Th 87,000 166,000 -87% -61%
3/3/21 We 91,000 177,000 -87% -59%
3/2/21 Tu 86,000154,000 -87% -63%
3/1/21 Mo 79,000 160,000 -87% -64%
2/28/21 Su 29,000 71,000 -82% -55%
2/27/21 Sa 50,000 108,000 -77% -45%
2/26/21 Fr 89,000 162,000 -85% -60%
2/25/21 Th 87,000 165,000 -87% -59%
2/24/21 We 90,000 169,000 -86% -60%
2/23/21 Tu 85,000154,000 -87% -63%
2/22/21 Mo 73,000 123,000 -88% -71%
2/21/21 Su 34,000 75,000 -80% -52%
2/20/21 Sa 47,000 94,000 -80% -55%
2/19/21 Fr 75,000 108,000 -87% -70%
2/18/21 Th 44,000 52,000 -93% -87%
2/17/21 We 84,000 130,000 -87% -72%
2/16/21 Tu 81,000122,000 -65% -69%
2/15/21 Mo 51,000 105,000 -78% -45%
2/14/21 Su 37,000 66,000 -79% -58%
2/13/21 Sa 43,000 73,000 -81% -62%
2/12/21 Fr 83,000 166,000 -86% -57%
2/11/21 Th 75,000 140,000 -89% -64%
2/10/21 We 84,000 162,000 -87% -62%
2/9/21 Tu 83,000161,000 -88% -61%
2/8/21 Mo 77,000 149,000 -88% -62%
2/7/21 Su 28,000 42,000 -82% -73%
2/6/21 Sa 51,000 112,000 -78% -45%
2/5/21 Fr 86,000 171,000 -86% -55%
2/4/21 Th 84,000 153,000 -87% -61%
2/3/21 We 81,000 157,000 -88% -62%
2/2/21 Tu 66,000 102,000 -90% -76%
2/1/21 Mo 55,000 94,000 -91% -78%
1/31/21 Su 27,000 43,000 -83% -73%
1/30/21 Sa 47,000 102,000 -79% -51%
1/29/21 Fr 80,000 141,000 -87% -66%
1/28/21 Th 78,000 138,000 -88% -67%
1/27/21 We 80,000 158,000 -88% -63%
1/26/21 Tu 74,000139,000 -89% -65%
1/25/21 Mo 75,000 146,000 -88% -63%
1/24/21 Su 32,000 77,000 -82% -48%
1/23/21 Sa 45,000 103,000 -82% -47%
1/22/21 Fr 81,000 156,000 -88% -61%
1/21/21 Th 68,000 150,000 -90% -64%
1/20/21 We 38,000 98,000 -93% -59%
1/19/21 Tu 56,000134,000 -91% -67%
1/18/21 Mo 41,000 101,000 -84% -46%
1/17/21 Su 29,000 75,000 -82% -49%
1/16/21 Sa 38,000 100,000 -81% -38%
1/15/21 Fr 75,000 146,000 -87% -60%
1/14/21 Th 87,000 150,000 -87% -63%
1/13/21 We 86,000 TBD -87% TBD
1/12/21 Tu 79,000TBD -88% TBD
1/11/21 Mo 74,000 142,000 -89% -66%
1/10/21 Su 31,000 82,000 -81% -49%
1/9/21 Sa 41,000 108,000 -82% -49%
1/8/21 Fr 74,000 146,000 -89% -64%
1/7/21 Th 69,000 141,000 -89% -64%
1/6/21 We132,000131,000-79%-67%
1/5/21 Tu86,000152,000-87%-59%
1/4/21 Mo75,000162,000-88%-60%
1/3/21 Su 26,000 75,000 -82% -49%
1/2/21 Sa 43,000 106,000 -77% -45%
1/1/21 Fr 22,000 83,000 -83% -35%