Anaheim Convention Center Receives GBAC Accreditation

Home to The NAMM Show, the Anaheim Convention Center (ACC) became the first convention center on the West Coast to receive the Global Biorisk Advisory Council (GBAC) STAR accreditation. This GBAC accreditation speaks to the ACC's commitment to keeping attendees as safe as possible. As they put it, "the Anaheim Convention Center is on the forefront of creating an approved healthy and safe environment for meeting and convention attendees."

To gain the accreditation, ACC completed 20 different program elements, including staff trainings and facility upgrades:

  • Established and maintained a cleaning, disinfection, and infectious disease prevention program to minimize risks associated with infectious agents like the novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2)
  • The proper cleaning protocols, disinfection techniques, and work practices in place to combat biohazards and infectious disease
  • Highly skilled cleaning professionals who are trained for outbreak and infectious disease preparation and response

“This is an important step in the eventual, safe and responsible reopening of the Anaheim Convention Center,” said Tom Morton, executive director of Convention, Sports & Entertainment for the city of Anaheim. “Event organizers and attendees can have confidence that our facility meets the highest standards of cleaning, disinfection and prevention. This accreditation is one part of a larger, comprehensive plan that will guide the Anaheim Convention Center in safely resuming meetings, conferences and conventions when the time is right.”

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