FRISCO, Tex. – In preparation for the return of gatherings and as businesses continue to reopen, Visit Frisco is coordinating efforts to help its partners pursue the Global Biorisk Advisory Council’s (GBAC) STAR Accreditation Program.
The 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 preparedness for biorisk situations. The program ensures facilities use best practices to limit future outbreaks, empowers cleaning staff members to do their jobs safely and effectively, and gives consumers a greater peace of mind when active in the community.
The GBAC STAR accreditation process requires facilities to comply with the program’s 20 elements, which range from risk assessment and mitigation strategies to personal protective equipment (PPE) and infectious disease prevention practices.
Several of the city’s primary visitor venues, sports facilities, and attractions have already committed to pursuing accreditation, including Ford Center at The Star, Toyota Stadium and Toyota Soccer Center, the National Soccer Hall of Fame, Omni Frisco Hotel, Embassy Suites Hotel and Conference Center, Hyatt Regency Frisco, and the Frisco Discovery Center.
“We are excited to be a part of the growing number of destinations that recognize the importance of resident and traveler safety in their communities,” said Visit Frisco executive director Marla Roe. “This is a huge step in getting all of us back to the business of travel.”
“We applaud Visit Frisco for supporting its community with GBAC STAR facility accreditation,” said GBAC executive director Patricia Olinger. “GBAC STAR provides third-party validation for facilities to demonstrate they implement strict protocols for biorisk situations, which will help Frisco facilities and businesses instill greater confidence among customers, employees, and visitors.”