Cleanzine: your weekly cleaning and hygiene industry newsletter 23rd March 2023 Issue no. 1057
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GBAC Star accredited Lucas Oil Stadium hosts college football championship
The 2022 College Football Playoff National Championship between the Alabama Crimson Tide and the Georgia Bulldogs, took place on Monday before an audience of 67,000, at Indianapolis's Lucas Oil Stadium - a GBAC Star accredited facility.
The accreditationvfrom the Global Biorisk Advisory Council, a Division of ISSA, ensures that facilities of all sizes meet the highest standards of cleaning, disinfection and infectious disease prevention.
"To maintain health & safety amid the Omicron variant's spread and changing government guidance on Covid-19, venues need a consistent outbreak prevention, response, and recovery strategy in place," says GBAC executive director Patricia Olinger. "GBAC Star accreditation has prepared Lucas Oil Stadium to host thousands of fans while ensuring that proper infection prevention protocols are followed across the venue."
Achieving the accreditation indicates that a facility is prepared to prevent, respond to, and recover from outbreaks of infectious diseases such as Covid-19. Accredited organisations adhere to 20 program elements, including standard operating procedures, training and worker health programs, cleaning and disinfection chemicals, sustainability and continuous improvement.
Lucas Oil Stadium is one of several major stadiums to achieve this accreditation, including Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass. and Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Fla. The stadium also joins other Indianapolis facilities in committing to a higher standard of cleanliness. The Indiana Convention Center and several Hyatt properties in the Indiana state capital are also similarly accredited.
"The public continues to reassess the safety of attending in-person events as the Covid-19 pandemic prevails into 2022," says ISSA executive director John Barrett. "Facilities can assure event attendees and employees about their health & safety with formal, third-party validation from GBAC."
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