From musicians to movie fans, the Anaheim Convention Center brings together countless guests as the West Coast’s largest exhibit facility each year. Although temporarily closed due to COVID-19, the city, Visit Anaheim, and the Anaheim Convention Center have prepared to welcome convention organizers and attendees back safely. One major component of the reopening plan was the acquiring Global Biorisk Advisory Council (GBAC) STAR accreditation. The GBAC Star is the gold standard for prepared facilities and the cleaning industry’s only outbreak prevention, response, and recovery accreditation.

With the recent accreditation, the Anaheim Convention Center becomes the largest West Coast GBAC Star exhibition facility. The certification brings confidence that the facility is following the highest-level of managing procedures. The Anaheim Convention Center has established protocols and procedures through expert-led training and assessment in preparedness for biorisk situations. The certification also ensures best practices for prevention and management, bringing peace of mind to convention organizers and guests.

What does the certification bring to the ACC?

  • Protocols, disinfection techniques, and work practices to combat biohazards and infectious diseases
  • Highly-skilled cleaning professionals trained for outbreak and infectious disease preparation and response
  • The convention center has established and maintained a prevention program to minimize risks of infectious agents, like the novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) through cleaning, disinfection, and infectious disease prevention


Extended Safety for ACC Guests

The Anaheim Convention Center protocols also include cleaning, hand sanitizing, personal protection equipment, social distancing and signage, and employee health and training. With the GBAC Star accreditation, the Anaheim Convention Center is uniquely prepared to welcome everyone back. Head to the Anaheim Convention Center's COVID-19 Recovery Plan for more information.

ACC COVID-19 Recovery Plan