Doing Our Part

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We can all do our part to keep the DC area moving

The end of the pandemic is in sight, but we're still taking precautions and doing what it takes to keep the DC area safely moving. Below, you'll find more information about the actions that we're taking. You'll also find some helpful tips you can follow to ensure you're doing your part to help everyone stay safe.
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  • Hand Sanitizer Stations Throughout the System 

    8 million hands sanitized so far.

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  • Free Face Masks for Riders 

    1 million faces protected and counting.

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  • Enhanced Daily Cleaning 

    400,000 railcars disinfected so far.

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  • Improved Air Filtration

    New air is filtered and circulated into railcars every three minutes.

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How Metro Is Doing Its Part to Keep Riders and Employees Safe

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Require Face Coverings - All riders and Metro employees must wear a face covering. If you need one, we have extras.
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Hand Sanitizing Stations - You’ll now find hand sanitizing stations throughout the system.
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Deep Cleaning - Using advanced hospital-grade cleaner, we’re scrubbing down our vehicles and trains every day.

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New air filtration systems on buses, trains, and in stations circulate fresh air from outside every three minutes.
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Restoration of certain routes, expansion of late-night service and more frequent buses along selected routes gives riders greater flexibility.
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Using their smartphones, riders can access crowdedness estimates of trains and buses from the WMATA website and participating apps.
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How You Can Do Your Part to Keep Yourself and Everyone Else Safe

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Wear Face Coverings Properly - Cover your nose and mouth. A properly fitted face covering protects those around you.
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Wash Your Hands - Wash your hands for at least 20 seconds before and after you ride.
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Ride Contactless - Add funds directly from your phone with the new SmarTrip® app. This reduces the need to use our fare machines.

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Avoid crowding - If a vehicle is too crowded, consider moving to another railcar or waiting for the next bus or train.
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Maintain Social Distancing - Keep at least six feet of distance between you and other riders
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Stay Home If You Are Sick - If you're feeling under the weather, stay home.  It's not worth the risk.
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Doing Our Part

Doing Our Part

Doing Our Part

Doing Our Part

The Big Picture
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