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United Center cleans up with GBAC STAR

United Center cleans for health with GBAC STAR Facility Accreditation

The United Center in Chicago, the largest arena in the United States, has reached another milestone by achieving GBAC STAR Facility Accreditation from the Global Biorisk Advisory Council (GBAC), a Division of ISSA.

Additional facilities to earn the accreditation for cleaning, disinfection, and infection prevention include Boston Symphony Hall in Boston, MA; Atlanta Convention Center at AmericasMart in Atlanta, GA; LOTTE Hotel Saigon in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam; American Bank Center in Corpus Christi, TX; Port Discovery Children’s Museum in Baltimore, MD; Yorkdale Shopping Centre in Toronto, Canada; and numerous other hotels and facilities around the globe.

The United Center, home of the Chicago Bulls and Chicago Blackhawks, hosts more than 200 events each year and has welcomed over 60m guests since its opening in 1994. Meanwhile, Boston Symphony Hall is a historic concert hall built in 1900, and is home to the Boston Symphony Orchestra. Featuring an organ that is more than 70 years old, replicas of Greek and Roman statues, and stunning architecture, the building is considered one of the top concert halls in the world.

Patricia Olinger, GBAC Executive Director, said: “From stadiums to hotels to convention centres to malls, there are many facilities around the world that are implementing cleaning for health best practices that maximise health and safety, efficiency, and resources. Now when people visit new or favourite facilities, they can be confident that their wellbeing is a top priority.”

John Barrett, ISSA Executive Director, added: “We are thrilled that so many facilities are taking advantage of the GBAC STAR accreditation program and making their environments safer for guests and employees. Cleanliness will continue to be an important consideration for people when choosing where to visit, and organisations that have a clear and organised approach set themselves up for success.”

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