“NO WATER FOUNTAIN DUE TO COVID-19” “DRINKING FOUNTAIN HAS BEEN TURNED OFF FOR YOUR SAFETY” “WATER BOTTLE FILLING ONLY – DO NOT DRINK FROM WATER FOUNTAIN” Signs like these went up everywhere in 2020. Drinking fountains were closed because they have “high touch”, moist surfaces that potentially allow the COVID-19 virus to survive and spread. […]
WRITTEN BY: Carol A Smathers, Associate Professor and Extension Field Specialist, OSU Extension
REVIEWED BY: Candace J. Heer, Extension Educator, Family and Consumer Sciences, Morrow County
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