AUSTIN, TX — The Palmer Events Center has achieved Global Biorisk Advisory Council (GBAC) STAR accreditation. Under the guidance of GBAC, a Division of ISSA, the worldwide cleaning industry association, the Austin Convention Center Department has implemented the most stringent protocols for cleaning, disinfection and infectious disease prevention for the facility.
“We look forward to welcoming back in-person events this year. This certifies that both the Palmer Events Center and Austin Convention Center will continue to operate using specific procedures and protocols,” said Trisha Tatro, Austin Convention Center Department Interim Director. “The GBAC STAR facility accreditation is a performance-based program that certifies best practices to protect and recover from outbreaks and pandemics. It verifies our hard work to protect our staff and our visitors.”
To achieve GBAC STAR accreditation, the Palmer Events Center demonstrated 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.
“I’m proud of our Palmer Events Center staff for taking all changes this year in stride. They welcomed the new safety measures and implementations to ensure a clean and safe environment for all workers and guests,” said Taje Allen, Austin Convention Center Department, Interim Facilities Manager. “We are excited about the new equipment that will assist us with infectious disease prevention and disinfection.”