GRAPEVINE, TEXAS—Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center has announced that it has achieved Global Biorisk Advisory Council (GBAC) STAR accreditation, the gold standard for prepared facilities. Under the guidance of GBAC, a Division of ISSA, the worldwide cleaning industry association, Gaylord Texan has implemented the most stringent protocols for cleaning, disinfection, and infectious disease prevention throughout its resort facility.
As the cleaning industry’s only outbreak prevention, response, and recovery accreditation, GBAC STAR helps organizations establish protocols and procedures, offers expert-led training, and assesses a facility’s readiness for biorisk situations. The program verifies that Gaylord Texan implements best practices to prepare for, respond to and recover from outbreaks and pandemics.
“GBAC STAR accreditation empowers facility owners and managers to assure workers, customers and key stakeholders that they have proven systems in place to maintain clean and healthy environments,” said GBAC Executive Director Patricia Olinger. “By taking this important step to pursue GBAC STAR, Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center has received third-party validation that it follows strict protocols for biorisk situations, thereby demonstrating its preparedness and commitment to operating safely.”
To achieve GBAC STAR accreditation, Gaylord Texan 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.
“In accordance with Marriott’s Commitment to Clean, our top priority in hosting meeting and leisure visitors was putting into place over 300 new and enhanced cleaning protocols,” said Gaylord Texan General Manager Chuck Pacioni. “From the first moment a guest arrives, it is of paramount importance to us that we welcome them with these safety and cleanliness measures in place.”
Learn more about GBAC STAR accreditation at www.gbac.org.