The MTA on Monday moved to evict the Grand Central eatery owned by Lady Gaga’s dad, Joe Germanotta — coronavirus be damned.

On Monday, the $18 billion-per-year transit agency filed papers requesting a final judgment of eviction to boot out Germanotta’s business ArtBird and Whiskey Bar — the same day bars and restaurants were forced to go takeout and delivery-only amid the COVID-19 outbreak.

Metro-North, which is run by the MTA, had given Germanotta two weeks from Feb. 27 to pay $260,000 in rent and fees, or else face eviction.

Germanotta has been refusing to pay — citing the persistent presence of homeless vagrants in the food concourse, which he claims has cut 30 percent off the top of his two-year-old business.

He called timing of the MTA’s eviction filing — which also came hours before Manhattan Civil Court ceased “non essential functions” due to virus epidemic — “reprehensible.”

“I have been extremely vocal about the situation in the Concourse and it is clear that my actions have drawn a retaliatory and harassing response from the MTA, instead of the effective remedial action that we were seeking,” he told The Post.

The MTA has repeatedly accused Germanotta of being a bad businessman.

“It’s reprehensible that this restaurant operator, who stopped paying rent long ago, would try to use a public health crisis to justify his absurd position,” MTA spokesman Tim Minton said in a statement.

“We hope that by the time New York returns to normal the public will have a quality rent-paying tenant in place,” Minton said.