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K-State Today

May 21, 2020

Drinking fountains temporarily disconnected

Submitted by Lori Hayden

Notice from K-State's Division of Facilities:

In an ongoing effort to protect the health and safety of the K-State family, all drinking fountains and water bottle refill stations on campus will be disconnected until further notice to mitigate the possible spread of COVID-19 and other germs.

This preventative measure is aligned with directives issued by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment and Riley County Health Department that request all drinking fountains, self-serve fountain drink stations and self-dispensing beverage machines be removed from public use.

Touch-point surfaces on and around drinking fountains — such as the spout, button and nozzle — could pose a risk for the transmission of COVID-19 and other germs. Please encourage faculty and staff to bring their own water and/or water bottles with them to work.

Contact the Division of Facilities with any questions.