Blumenthal Ensures Your Safety with GBAC STAR Facility Accreditation

Jan 27, 2021 / Blog
By Brandon Carter

We look forward to seeing your smiling faces enter our theaters again! In preparation for your safe return, we are proud to announce that Blumenthal Performing Arts has achieved Global Biorisk Advisory Council® (GBAC) STAR™ accreditation, the gold standard for safe and clean venues.


The GBAC STAR™ accreditation program was introduced by ISSA in 2020 as the cleaning industry’s only outbreak prevention, response and recovery accreditation. Under the guidance of GBAC, Blumenthal Performing Arts has implemented the most stringent protocols for cleaning, disinfection, and infectious disease prevention and demonstrated compliance with and commitment to the program's 20 core elements. Program elements range from standard operating procedures and risk assessment strategies to personal protective equipment (PPE) and emergency preparedness measures.


GBAC STAR™ helps organizations establish protocols and procedures, offers expert-led training and assesses a facility’s readiness for biorisk situations. The program prepares venues to implement best practices to prepare for, respond to and recover from outbreaks and pandemics. 


Again, we can't wait for your safe return to our theaters!


Learn more about GBAC, a Division of ISSA: Composed of international leaders in the field of microbial-pathogenic threat analysis, mitigation, response and recovery, the Global Biorisk Advisory Council (GBAC), a Division of ISSA, provides training, guidance, accreditation, certification, crisis management assistance and leadership to government, commercial and private entities looking to mitigate, quickly address and/or recover from biological threats and real-time crises. The organization’s services include biorisk management program assessment and training, Forensic Restoration® response and remediation, the GBAC STAR™ facility accreditation program, training and certification of individuals and consulting for building owners and facility managers. For more information, visit


Learn more about ISSA: With more than 9,300 members—including distributors, manufacturers, manufacturer representatives, wholesalers, building service contractors, in-house service providers, residential cleaners and associated service members—ISSA is the world’s leading trade association for the cleaning industry. The association is committed to changing the way the world views cleaning by providing its members with the business tools they need to promote cleaning as an investment in human health, the environment and an improved bottom line. Headquartered in Northbrook, Ill., USA, the association has regional offices in Mainz, Germany; Whitby, Canada; Parramatta, Australia; Seoul, South Korea; and Shanghai, China. For more information about ISSA, visit or call 800-225-4772 (North America) or 847-982-0800.