Lancaster County Convention Center and Lancaster Marriott Earn GBAC STAR Accreditation
  • November 19, 2020

    LANCASTER, PALancaster County Convention Center and Lancaster Marriott at Penn Square recently announced that they are now among the 31 Global Biorisk Advisory Council (GBAC) STAR-accredited convention center complexes in the world, achieving the highest health safety standard attainable for hotels and convention centers.

    As stated by the GBAC, among many other standards, this accreditation means that a facility has:

    • Established and maintained a cleaning, disinfection and infectious disease prevention program to minimize risks associated with infectious agents like the novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2).

    • The proper cleaning protocols, disinfection techniques and work practices in place to combat biohazards and infectious disease.

    • Highly informed cleaning professionals who are trained for outbreak and infectious disease preparation and response.

    “We are thrilled to announce our achievement of GBAC STAR accreditation for the Lancaster County Convention Center and Lancaster Marriott at Penn Square,” stated Josh Nowak, Director of Sales and Marketing. “This accreditation demonstrates that we are equipped with the most rigorous safety procedures and that we’re prepared to welcome back in-person events safely. Being designated with this third-party accreditation signals to our business partners, guests and employees that their safety comes first in Lancaster County.”

    A comprehensive action plan about Lancaster County Convention Center’s updates and protocols can be found at