The Foggy Bottom testing center closed at 4 p.m. Tuesday due to staffing shortages caused by Monday’s snowstorm.
The suspension comes as the District faces its first snowfall of 2022, with five to 10 inches of snow dropping in D.C.
2021 was a turbulent year, headlined by GW’s recovery from the pandemic and University President Thomas LeBlanc’s departure.
WMATA began reintroducing the railcars earlier this month, but officials slowed the reintroduction to perform nightly inspections of the trains.
A shortage of Metrobus drivers has reduced service levels with cancellations or delays on bus lines across the city and near campus.
COVID-19 cases at GW and across D.C. stand at record highs as the spread of the Omicron variant continues to accelerate.
The requirement, which goes into effect next month, applies to higher-risk indoor settings like restaurants, bars, gyms and entertainment venues.
Metro will purchase 10 new electric buses to test in the spring as part of its transition to a zero-emission bus fleet by 2045.
Bowser also declared a state of emergency Monday and announced an expansion of the District’s COVID-19 testing programs.
WMATA will phase in 336 of the suspended cars and wait 90 days to assess their performance before reinstating all 750 cars.