—Heather Back, Metro visitor venues communications and policy
The Oregon Convention Center to attain the Global Biorisk Advisory Council STAR accreditation, the gold standard for prepared facilities to implement the most stringent protocols for cleaning, disinfection and infectious disease prevention.
Under the guidance of GBAC – a division of ISSA, the worldwide cleaning industry association – the convention center will implement the most stringent protocols for cleaning, disinfection and infectious disease prevention.
GBAC STAR helps organizations establish protocols and procedures, offers expert-led training and assesses a facility’s readiness for biorisk situations. The program will verify that the Oregon Convention Center implements best practices to prepare for, respond to and recover from outbreaks and pandemics.
“When we can safely reopen, OCC will return to our core mission providing a space for membership organizations and meeting planners to bring people together from all around the globe to network, drive business and innovate technologies and business practices that transform our world,” said Craig Stroud, executive director. “We are deeply committed to safely reopen and return to being the economic driver for our state and this accreditation is a first step in doing so,” he continued.
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