We've spoken about these fountains before.
Tl;dr the design of these fountains caused a stir, even though they're a good idea. They got covered up quickly. For non-design reasons.
I think they've been covered up for ages. I don't think they've been covered for two years but maybe they have because of Covid. Today I noticed they were open. I had a sore throat and an empty water bottle so I filled it up.
Still think they look like an ad campaign which is a shame. But yay for free water.