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posted: 2/3/2021 2:03 PM

Super Bowl site’s COVID protocols accredited by local group

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NORTHBROOK -- The Global Biorisk Advisory Council said 54 facilities have successfully completed the STAR accreditation program, including Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida, site of this weekend's Super Bowl.

Launched in May 2020 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the council's STAR program offers tools and documentation to assist facilities in developing the competencies, procedures and protocols that meet accreditation requirements. The advisory council's team of scientific experts review and accredit facilities' readiness for biohazard events.

Other facilities to receive accreditation include Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis, Hyatt hotel locations around the world; and a number of schools, including Lake Highland Preparatory School, the largest private school in Orlando, Florida.

Raymond James Stadium plans to welcome about 22,000 spectators for the NFL championship game on Sunday.

The advisory council is part of Northbrook-based ISSA, the world's leading trade association for the cleaning industry. With more than 9,300 members, it includes distributors, manufacturers, manufacturer representatives, wholesalers, building service contractors, in-house service providers, residential cleaners and associated service members.