updated April 6, 2021
The management of the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum joins public health officials in strongly recommending and encouraging the wearing of masks or facial coverings and the practice of social distancing. Masks and social distancing are proven to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
In early 2021, the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum achieved STAR™ facility accreditation from the Global Biorisk Advisory Council (GBAC), the gold standard for prepared facilities.
Under the guidance of GBAC, a Division of ISSA, the worldwide cleaning industry association, the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum has implemented the most stringent protocols for cleaning, disinfection and infectious disease prevention in every part of the facility.
To achieve GBAC STAR™ accreditation, the Memorial Coliseum 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 at www.gbac.org.
In response to COVID-19, we have implemented enhanced cleaning measures that reflect the recommended standards of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). All high touch and high traffic areas are being cleaned and disinfected frequently. Our cleaning protocol includes:
- Cleaning to remove dirt and impurities from high touch surfaces, using soap and water or a cleaning solution, which any lower germ counts prior to disinfecting
- Disinfecting high touch surfaces to reduce and kill germs using cleaning products effective against coronavirus.
- Electrostatic spraying equipment is used to disinfect seating areas, restrooms, handrails, elevators, escalators, and other high touch areas prior to and during each event
- Documentation of health and safety practices and enhanced cleaning protocols will be recorded and maintained
Team members working at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum understand their role in helping keep our community safe. The following measures remain in place for Coliseum team members:
- Health Screening and educating staff on the symptoms of COVID-19, as well as policies and procedures for maintaining a healthy workplace, including sending employees home if they arrive at work while feeling ill or displaying symptoms
- Temperature checks will be performed prior to the start of any work shift
- Social Distancing practices, per CDC recommendations, will be followed by team members
- Hand Washing with soap and water for at least 20 seconds is vital to help stop the spread of virus and all team members have been instructed to wash their hands every 60 minutes and after any of the following activities: using the restroom, sneezing, touching face, blowing nose, cleaning, sweeping, mopping, smoking, eating, drinking and before and after starting a shift
- Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), specifically masks or facial coverings, will be worn by our team members whenever they are working in an area that is open to the public and/or where proper social distancing cannot be reasonably maintained
- Equipment Disinfecting will occur prior to first use, between users and at the conclusion of each shift, including mops, brooms, dustpans, janitorial carts, trash receptacles and event specific tools
- Sanitizing Stations with hand sanitizer and/or disinfectant cleaning cloths are available throughout the complex and we encourage guests to use them
- Hand Washing with soap and water for at least 20 seconds is vital to help stop the spread of virus and guests are encouraged to wash their hands after any of the following activities: using the restroom, sneezing, touching face, blowing nose, smoking, eating, or drinking
- Gathering of groups before, during or after an event is discouraged to maintain social distancing
- Food Service to guests may be staff-served in individual portions.
- Glass shields may be used at points of service. Guests will not be permitted to eat or drink in the concourse – they must be in their ticketed seat
- Queue lines to enter will be managed using common methods such as lines marked on the ground, rope, and stanchions, fencing or bike rack, in combination with workers who provide information about anticipated wait time and ingress procedure and enforce social distancing
- Not Feeling Well - for the safety of other guests and Coliseum team members, we ask you stay home if you are not feeling well and invite you to return when you are feeling better
- Individuals 65 years of age or older, or those in high-risk categories with underlying health conditions, should consider not attending any events at the facility
MASKS & SOCIAL DISTANCING
In accordance with Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb’s most recent executive order, and with approval from the Allen County Department of Health, each event organizer will set the parameters for masks and social distancing for their own licensed event space moving forward, effective April 6, 2021.
In spaces where masks and social distancing are required by the event organizer, there will be signage at the entrances indicating the conditions for that specific event space. The Memorial Coliseum’s website (www.memorialcoliseum.com) will also have this information available for guests to be informed about the event they are planning to attend.
- In the Arena, or in reserved seat events in the Expo Center, available seats will continue to be marked with a green sticker and closed rows will be marked with a red stop sign on the floor, allowing family members to sit together, while maintaining proper social distance from other guests
- Masks will still be required to be worn by guests unless they are actively eating or drinking, while in their ticketed seat
- In the Expo Center, Conference Center and Meeting Rooms, for separate events that will require masks and social distancing, modifications will be made to event layouts and table spacing to provide adequate space between guests
- An example is a six-foot diameter table will be set with six chairs
In lobby and hallway spaces that are not part of an event’s primary rental areas, masks and facial coverings and social distancing are strongly recommended.
DOWNLOAD Response To COVID-19 Plan
updated on April 6, 2021
The Allen County War Memorial Coliseum is not liable for COVID-19 transmissions. We have implemented enhanced health and safety precautions for you, other guests, the Licensee (your host) and our team members. You must follow all posted instructions while visiting the Memorial Coliseum. 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 or death. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, senior citizens and guests with underlying medical conditions are especially vulnerable. By visiting the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum, you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19.