Wisconsin Center District receives new accreditation for disease mitigation

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MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) — As COVID-19 cases continue to rise around the state, businesses are trying to find ways to stay afloat.

This month, the Wisconsin Center District received a new accreditation and believe it could help many other businesses in the area. 

Earlier this month, the Wisconsin Center, Miller High Life Theatre and UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena all received the Global Biorisk Advisory Council accreditation.

The GBAC STAR is an outbreak prevention, response and recovery accreditation. It means the buildings are in a good position to mitigate disease outbreaks, including COVID-19.

“The Wisconsin Center District absolutely wants to be a leader in this and if anyone has any questions about what they should do to get accredited, how the process has been for us, we would absolutely encourage the dialogue,” Wisconsin Center District Vice President of Marketing and Communications Sarah Maio said. 

On Wednesday, October 28, new electrostatic sprayers were demonstrated for workers. 

“They provide an electrostatic charge so that the disinfectant spray gets actually underneath chairs and tables, it sticks to all of the surfaces that it comes into contact with and it seeks out surfaces to stick to,” Wisconsin Center District Vice President of Event Operations Tom Nicholson said. “This gives us another level of providing the safety and the piece of mind for our clients and guests knowing they’re in a sanitized environment.”

 Leaders say they hope other local businesses will look into the accreditation to help revive the area. 

“The more who have this accreditation, the more desirable the City of Milwaukee will be when people are ready to bounce back and meet again,” Maio said. 

More information on the accreditation can be found here

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