Despite the City lifting the order in the afternoon, West Conn posted an alert for students around 6pm saying that with the exception of residence hall apartments, tap water on both campuses is now safe for drinking and all other uses. Apartment residents in Centennial, Grasso and Pinney still must flush pipes by allowing water to run for 10 minutes in sinks and showers. After that, the water will be fine for drinking and washing.
The university flushed all laundry facilities, drinking fountains and other sources of water in common areas in every building on both campuses.
The campus community was advised to continue taking precautions to prevent the spread of Norovirus. Reported cases have declined but everyone on campus should wash hands frequently and thoroughly, and avoid touching hands to face.