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Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center announces that it has achieved 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, Monona Terrace has implemented the most stringent protocols for cleaning, disinfection and infectious disease prevention in its facility.
As the cleaning industry’s only outbreak prevention, response and recovery accreditation, GBAC STAR™ helps organizations establish protocols and procedures, offers expert-led training and assesses a facility’s readiness for biorisk situations. The program verifies that Monona Terrace implements best practices to prepare for, respond to and recover from outbreaks and pandemics.
“GBAC STAR accreditation empowers facility owners and managers to assure workers, customers and key stakeholders that they have proven systems in place to maintain clean and healthy environments,” said GBAC Executive Director Patricia Olinger.
To achieve GBAC STAR™ accreditation, Monona Terrace 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.
“This accreditation demonstrates that we have strict safety protocols in place, are prepared, and committed to operating our facility safely for our employees and guests,” said Monona Terrace Executive Director Connie Thompson.
Learn more about GBAC STAR accreditation at www.gbac.org.
Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information:
Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center is currently only open for scheduled events, but will reopen to the general public on June 16. Due to public health recommendations, masks are required for unvaccinated clients and guests only. Monona Terrace actively follow the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) for Business and Employers recommendations, and consult with Public Health Madison & Dane County and the Wisconsin Department of Health Services.
We follow CDC cleaning and disinfecting guidelines and have enhanced all of our cleaning and disinfecting procedures to include:
- Touch-free hand sanitizer dispensers are located at key points throughout the building.
- All frequent touch-points are disinfected multiple times per day with EPA approved sanitizers. Touch-points include stair and escalator handrails, door handles, door push bars, elevator and ATM buttons, house phones, counters, toilets, public area tables and chairs and vending machines.
- Restrooms are regularly and thoroughly cleaned and disinfected during event hours and overnight. Our restrooms have touch-free soap dispensers, water faucets and paper towel dispensers.
- Audiovisual equipment will be cleaned and disinfected after each use.
Our cleaning staff has received COVID-19 hygiene and safe practices training and are certified Global Biorisk Advisory Council ® (GBAC) technicians. All employees at our facility wear face coverings and are instructed to stay home if they don’t feel well or if they may have been in contact with someone with COVID-19. Signs are posted to remind staff of hygiene and safety protocols.
For more information on COVID-19 please see:
Madison and Dane County Public Health
CDC How Corona Virus Spreads