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More Covid-19 information: Metrorail & Metrobus service | Public Information | Steps we've taken

Cases | Ridership

COVID-19 Public Information

Metro is closely monitoring the latest developments regarding COVID-19 and following guidance from public health authorities to proactively implement measures that help protect the safety of our employees and customers. In the interest of protecting our employees' medical privacy, we treat health information in strict confidence. We are unable to release information that may compromise the privacy of any member of our workforce, including specific job titles or any personally identifiable information (PII).

100 Metro employees have tested positive for Covid-19. Of those:
     
 2 are currently hospitalized.
     
  52 have recovered and returned to work.

*released from hospital

Notes:

  • 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. 
  • Employees identified as having close contact (above) are notified and sent home for quarantine/monitoring of symptoms under the care of their personal healthcare provider.
  • Identification and notification of other close contacts is handled by the health department in the appropriate jurisdiction.

COVID19 Ridership Monitoring

The table below shows daily updates on PRELIMINARY rail and bus ridership starting March 2, 2020. Ridership is compared to the equivalent calendar day in 2019. This information is subject to re-statement as late data emerges and as we seek the best method to measure ridership in a rapidly-changing situation. WMATA reserves the right to restate this data, and the information is not suitable for auditing or financial reporting purposes.

  2020 Ridership Change vs. 2019
Date Rail Bus Rail Bus
5/21/20 Th 39,000 130,000 -94% -70%
5/20/20 We 39,000 130,000 -94% -71%
5/19/20 Tu 40,000 120,000 -94% -73%
5/18/20 Mo 38,000 120,000 -94% -74%
5/17/20 Su 14,000 40,000 -92% -75%
5/16/20 Sa 19,000 60,000 -93% -75%
5/15/20 Fr 39,000 130,000 -94% -68%
5/14/20 Th 38,000 130,000 -94% -71%
5/13/20 We 39,000 120,000 -94% -72%
5/12/20 Tu 38,000 120,000 -95% -73%
5/11/20 Mo 37,000 130,000 -94% -69%
5/10/20 Su 14,000 50,000 -90% -65%
5/9/20 Sa 18,000 60,000 -92% -74%
5/8/20 Fr 37,000 120,000 -94% -70%
5/7/20 Th 38,000 130,000 -94% -70%
5/6/20 We 35,000 110,000 -95% -75%
5/5/20 Tu 38,000 130,000 -94% -72%
5/4/20 Mo 38,000 130,000 -94% -70%
5/3/20 Su 13,000 40,000 -90% -70%
5/2/20 Sa 19,000 70,000 -92% -70%
5/1/20 Fr 37,000 140,000 -94% -67%
4/30/20 Th 31,000 100,000 -95% -77%
4/29/20 We 37,000 130,000 -95% -72%
4/28/20 Tu 35,000 120,000 -95% -73%
4/27/20 Mo 35,000 120,000 -94% -72%
4/26/20 Su 12,000 40,000 -94% -76%
4/25/20 Sa 17,000 50,000 -94% -76%
4/24/20 Fr 33,000 110,000 -95% -70%
4/23/20 Th 34,000 110,000 -95% -75%
4/22/20 We 36,000 120,000 -95% -73%
4/21/20 Tu 34,000 110,000 -95% -75%
4/20/20 Mo 34,000 110,000 -94% -72%
4/19/20 Su 13,000 40,000 -92% -73%
4/18/20 Sa 15,000 50,000 -95% -77%
4/17/20 Fr 34,000 110,000 -94% -67%
4/16/20 Th 34,000 110,000 -95% -72%
4/15/20 We 35,000 110,000 -95% -71%
4/14/20 Tu 35,000 120,000 -95% -70%
4/13/20 Mo 30,000 100,000 -95% -74%
4/12/20 Su 11,000 40,000 -94% -73%
4/11/20 Sa 14,000 50,000 -96% -78%
4/10/20 Fr 34,000 100,000 -95% -75%
4/09/20 Th 35,000 100,000 -95% -77%
4/08/20 We 36,000 110,000 -95% -74%
4/07/20 Tu 36,000 100,000 -95% -76%
4/06/20 Mo 37,000 110,000 -94% -74%
4/05/20 Su 14,000 40,000 -95% -82%
4/04/20 Sa 18,000 50,000 -96% -76%
4/03/20 Fr 41,000 120,000 -94% -67%
4/02/20 Th 40,000 110,000 -95% -73%
4/01/20 We 41,000 110,000 -95% -74%
3/31/20 Tu 41,000 100,000 -94% -76%
3/30/20 Mo 46,000 110,000 -93% -73%
3/29/20 Su 16,000 40,000 -92% -71%
3/28/20 Sa 19,000 50,000 -96% -76%
3/27/20 Fr 49,000 130,000 -92% -68%
3/26/20 Th 50,000 120,000 -93% -72%
3/25/20 We 53,000 110,000 -92% -74%
3/24/20 Tu 60,000 110,000 -91% -74%
3/23/20 Mo 61,000 100,000 -90% -75%
3/22/20 Su 23,000 40,000 -88% -72%
3/21/20 Sa 30,000 80,000 -87% -60%
3/20/20 Fr 85,000 150,000 -87% -60%
3/19/20 Th 95,000 150,000 -85% -63%
3/18/20 We 110,000 150,000 -84% -63%
3/17/20 Tu 140,000 200,000 -79% -50%
3/16/20 Mo 195,000   -68%  
3/15/20 Su 63,000   -59%  
3/14/20 Sa 104,000   -56%  
3/13/20 Fr 365,000   -38%  
3/12/20 Th 504,000   -24%  
3/11/20 We 584,000   -11%  
3/10/20 Tu 610,000   -7%  
3/9/20 Mo 589,000   -3%  
3/8/20 Su 172,000   9%  
3/7/20 Sa 225,000   -9%  
3/6/20 Fr 581,000   -1%  
3/5/20 Th 658,000   2%  
3/4/20 We 676,000   6%  
3/3/20 Tu 656,000   1%  
3/2/20 Mo 621,000   3%  

 

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