Metro station shutdowns for cleaning

Dear Internet,

So the mayor of DC shut down a bunch of Metro stations.

Metro to close 17 more stations, several entrances amid coronavirus rider drop

I guess this is good to help stop the spread of people who will then spread coronavirus. Supposedly this will also allow Metro to clean the stations which they should probably be doing at least once, maybe even twice, a decade. In honor of this event, let me share this photo of a Metro Rat I saw skipping merrily along the platform.

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You can’t see it, but there’s a mouse running along the left side of the lower waffle style vault



P.S. I was scared of hantavirus before it was cool.