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Orange County Convention Center Presents Recovery and Resiliency Plans as Orlando and its World-Renowned Parks Reopen

TSE Staff

ORLANDO – The Orange County Convention Center (OCCC) presented its Recovery and Resiliency Plan to the Orange County Economic Recovery Task Force. Their three-pronged comprehensive strategy encompasses CDC, state and federal safety guidance, pursuing GBAC STAR accreditation, and partnering with a local healthcare system. This, as Orlando’s world-class attractions like Walt Disney World, SeaWorld Orlando and Universal Orlando Resort reopen their doors to the world in a post-pandemic lockdown era.

Related. Read the entire plan here:

First, in its three-pronged approach, the team at OCCC hinges its plan on policy recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Orange County Government, and state and federal mandates to safeguard its attendees and for business continuity. “The OCCC’s Recovery and Resiliency Plan relies on the best available data, science and research,” said the OCCC in a statement.

The OCCC is also pursuing attaining rigorous safety protocols accreditation through the Global Biorisk Advisory Council’s (GBAC) STAR™ program. Recognized as the gold standard of safe venues, GBAC STAR™ provides third-party validation to ensure the implementation of biorisk cleaning standards to safeguard spaces against infectious diseases like COVID-19.

Finally, the OCCC Recovery and Resiliency Plan involved collaborating and partnering with a local Central Florida healthcare system for expertise, guidance and on-site support in the form of temperature checks, screenings and telemedicine visits.

“By providing a responsible, data-driven plan, The Center of Hospitality is securing its future as a venue and as an economic driver for the destination and the industry,” said OCCC Executive Director Mark Tester. “After weeks of extensive preparations, planning and training, the OCCC is excited to welcome back clients, attendees and our employees.”

The next Gold 100 trade show on the books at OCCC is Premiere Orlando, which is rescheduled for August 30-31 from its original dates of May 31-June 1. Ranked No. 51 on the TSE Gold 100 Class of 2018, the event drew 77,275 attendees and 865 exhibiting companies covering 333,000 nsf.

Related. Orange County Convention Center Readies for Return of Events

The OCCC released its plan as other area world-class attractions and hotels in Orlando reopened. These theme parks, which include world-renowned Walt Disney World and Universal Orlando Resort, are opening with reduced maximum capacity and other protections.

Here’s the list:

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