Facilities Nationwide Earn GBAC STAR Accreditation

July 23, 2020

The Global Biorisk Advisory Council® (GBAC), a Division of ISSA, today announced a new round of facilities that have achieved GBAC STAR™ facility accreditation. As the industry’s only outbreak prevention, response, and recovery accreditation, GBAC STAR validates a facility’s preparedness for biorisk situations like the novel coronavirus. To date, facilities of all sizes in more than 64 countries are working toward formal accreditation.

Newly accredited facilities include:

  • California Theatre in San Jose, Calif.
  • Center for the Performing Arts in San Jose, Calif.
  • Duke Energy Convention Center in Cincinnati
  • The Hay Adams Hotel in Washington, D.C.
  • Hobby Center for the Performing Arts in Houston
  • Huntington Convention Center of Cleveland in Cleveland
  • The Lowell Hotel in New York City
  • Mercury Chophouse Arlington in Arlington, Texas
  • Montgomery Theater in San Jose, Calif.
  • Music City Center in Nashville, Tenn.
  • San Jose Civic in San Jose, Calif. 
  • San Jose McEnery Convention Center in San Jose, Calif.
  • The Sheraton San Diego Hotel in San Diego

GBAC STAR is designed for facilities of all types, from hotels and stadiums to restaurants, schools, and more. To review a full list of GBAC STAR accredited facilities, committed facilities, and industry supporters, visit

To apply for GBAC STAR facility accreditation, visit And tune into an episode of GBAC STAR: The Experience interview series to hear from Mark Tester, executive director of the Orange County Convention Center, about the advantages of obtaining the GBAC STAR accreditation.

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