Greater Columbus Convention Center Reactivation Strategy


Attendee and guest health and safety is the top priority of the ASM Global managed Greater Columbus Convention Center (GCCC). The GCCC has developed a comprehensive and sustainable cleaning, training, and safety guide to lead our reactivation efforts and facility operation moving forward. The GCCC REACTIVATION AND SARS-CoV-2 MITIGATION PLAN has been crafted and informed by ASM’s VenueShield® program.

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VenueShield is focused upon new environmental hygiene protocols and standards to meet evolving guest expectations and define the customer journey of the future as guests enter ASM Global’s 350 venues worldwide and our delivery of the highest standard of care. In creating this initiative, ASM Global has engaged and partnered with The Centers for Disease Control, National Institute of Health, United States Environmental Protection Agency, Occupational Safety and Health Administration and U.S. Department of Homeland Security.


  • Environmental Hygiene
  • Food Service
  • Customer Journey
  • Talent/Workforce
  • Technology & Equipment
  • Public Awareness


The GCCC has achieved the Global Biorisk Advisory Council® (GBAC) STAR™ accreditation. Under the guidance of GBAC, a Division of ISSA, the worldwide cleaning industry association, GCCC has implemented the most stringent protocols for cleaning, disinfection, and infectious disease prevention in the facility. 

To achieve GBAC STAR™ accreditation, the Greater Columbus 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. Learn more about GBAC STAR accreditation

With the GBAC STAR™ accreditation, the GCCC has:

  • Maintained a cleaning, disinfection, and infectious disease prevention program to minimize risks associated with infectious agents like COVID-19.
  • Established proper cleaning protocols, disinfection techniques and work practices to combat biohazards and infectious disease.
  • Employed cleaning professionals who are trained for outbreak and infectious disease preparation and response.

To add convenience and value to all advanced safety protocols, GCCC’s PPE Resource Center has been made accessible to events and guests via an online portal from applied graphics partner, ID Graphics with ID Clean Solutions. The PPE pre-order link can be accessed at: Curbside delivery is also available.

More detailed information, including the full GCCC REACTIVATION AND SARS-CoV-2 MITIGATION PLAN can be found in the GCCC reactivation plan document.

The contents of this page can be downloaded in pdf form here. Click to view GCCC’s Health & Safety Enhancements



You must follow all policies, including health and safety policies and posted instructions while at the Greater Columbus Convention Center. An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present. COVID-19 is an extremely contagious disease that can lead to severe illness and death. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, senior citizens and those with underlying medical conditions are especially vulnerable. By entering the Greater Columbus Convention Center, you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19.