The safety of our guests and attendees continues to be our No. 1 priority and swift proactive measures have been taken in response to the global COVID-19 pandemic. The Orange County Convention Center (OCCC) continues to monitor the situation through updates from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Florida Department of Public Health, along with direct dialogue with Orange County Government officials. The OCCC is adhering to guidelines from the CDC and continues to urge people to take health precautions including washing hands regularly and observing physical distancing.
The OCCC is meeting on a regular basis with key stakeholders at Orange County Government, the Florida Department of Health, Visit Orlando and partner agencies to evaluate the rapidly evolving situation.
The State Regional Testing Site located at the OCCC is operating seven days a week from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Testing is free. Online appointments are strongly recommended, but walk-ups are welcome. For more information, visit Orange County Government’s website.
Address: Destination Parkway Garage
5980 Destination Pkwy Orlando, FL 32819
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The Florida Department of Health in Orange County is administering COVID-19 vaccinations at the OCCC North Concourse loading dock. Qualifying residents can register online. For more information, visit Orange County Government’s website.
Address: OCCC North Concourse
9400 Universal Blvd Orlando, FL 32819
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Orange County’s Mask Mandate
Orange County has a long-standing mask mandate in place. Residents and visitors are expected to follow it while in our County to maintain safety standards during the pandemic. Here is a link to the executive order: https://www.ocfl.net/Portals/0/Library/Emergency-Safety/docs/coronavirus/2020-25%20EEO.pdf.
Orange County’s Business Resources
Please explore Orange County’s business resources page. It outlines the efforts of Orange County’s Compliance “Strike Teams” and offers guidance and supporting materials for businesses to operate safely. Here is a link to the webpage: https://www.ocfl.net/EmergencySafety/Coronavirus/Coronavirus-BusinessResources.aspx.
Recovery and Resiliency Plan for Business Continuity
The OCCC team is working hard to ensure business continuity at the OCCC, and to support of Orange County’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. As we begin to host modified live events, the OCCC’s Recovery and Resiliency Committee has developed a set of guidelines. The guidelines were approved by Orange County Government’s Health Services and the OCCC Executive Team. Those guidelines have been released to employees, all clients, stakeholders and media and are located on the OCCC website, www.occc.net/guidelines. Keeping the health and safety of guests, employees, and the community continues to be a priority. The OCCC will continue to monitor policy changes from the CDC, state and federal mandates.
As a Global Biorisk Advisory Council® (GBAC) STAR™ accredited venue, the OCCC has a disinfectant procedure in place for cleanings which adhere to the CDC and WHO guidance. Recognized as the gold standard of safe venues, the OCCC is one of the largest venues in the nation to receive the GBAC STAR™ accreditation. As a division of the International Sanitary Supply Association (ISSA), GBAC STAR™ is an industry accreditation that provides third-party validation to ensure the implementation of rigorous protocols in response to biorisk situations. Focused on ensuring a clean, safe and healthy environment, the program establishes requirements to assist venues by providing best practices, protocols and procedures to control risks associated with the COVID-19 virus.
The Center also has an increased number of hand sanitation sites available throughout the surrounding campus, providing alcohol-based hand sanitizer for all attendees and staff. Other precautionary measures include enhancing onsite communications and signage regarding CDC recommendations, increasing the frequency of cleaning and disinfecting bathrooms and commonly touched objects like hand railings, door handles and ongoing training for OCCC staff and partners for best practices on providing a safe and healthy environment.
On-site Preparedness Plan
The OCCC recommends conventions implement handshake-free meetings and conventions for the foreseeable future.
For updates and information from Orange County Government’s COVID-19 News Conferences, visit www.ocfl.net/CoronavirusUpdates.