La Crosse Center commits to a gold standard of cleanliness, biorisk prevention

La Crosse Center announced commitment to achieve Global Biorisk Advisory Council® (GBAC) STAR™ accreditation, the gold standard for prepared facilities.
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LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT) – The La Crosse Center announced its commitment to achieve Global Biorisk Advisory Council (GBAC) STAR accreditation.

The La Crosse Center will implement the most stringent protocols for cleaning, disinfection, and infectious disease prevention in its facility, under the guidance of GBAC and the worldwide cleaning industry association.

GBAC STAR helps organizations establish protocols and procedures, offers expert-led training and assesses a facility’s readiness for biorisk situations. The program will verify that the La Crosse Center implements best practices to prepare for, respond to and recover from outbreaks and pandemics.

“GBAC STAR accreditation empowers facility owners and managers to assure workers, customers and key stakeholders that they have proven systems in place to maintain clean and healthy environments,” said GBAC Executive Director Patricia Olinger. “By taking this important step to pursue GBAC STAR, La Crosse Center will receive third-party validation that it follows strict protocols for biorisk situations, thereby demonstrating its preparedness and commitment to operating safely.”

To achieve GBAC STAR™ accreditation, The La Crosse Center will demonstrate 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. Learn more about GBAC STAR accreditation at