PORTLAND, OR — The 2020 Prime Site Award-winning Oregon Convention Center has announced that it has achieved the Global Biorisk Advisory Council (GBAC) STAR accreditation, the gold standard for prepared facilities. Under the guidance of GBAC, a Division of ISSA, the worldwide cleaning industry association, the convention center has implemented the most stringent protocols for cleaning, disinfection and infectious disease prevention in its facility for meetings, conventions and retail. The accreditation verifies that the Oregon Convention Center has implemented 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.”
To achieve GBAC STAR accreditation, the Oregon Convention Center was required to demonstrate compliance with the program’s 20 core elements, which range from standard operating procedures and risk assessment strategies to personal protective equipment and emergency preparedness and response measures.
Read about the Oregon Convention Center’s recent renovation in the 2020 F&D Spring issue.