NASCAR Hall of Fame Becomes First US Museum to Earn GBAC STAR Accreditation
The Hall joins a number of other Charlotte-area venues, including Charlotte Convention Center, Bojangles Entertainment Complex and Spectrum Center
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (Nov. 16, 2020) – The Charlotte Regional Visitors Authority (CRVA) announced today that the NASCAR Hall of Fame has earned its Global Biorisk Advisory Council® (GBAC) STAR™ Facility Accreditation, making it the first museum in the U.S. to do so. The Hall joins other CRVA managed and Charlotte-area venues holding this distinction, including the Charlotte Convention Center, Bojangles Entertainment Complex and Spectrum Center.
ISSA created and launched the GBAC STAR™ accreditation program earlier this year in response to the COVID-19 outbreak. It is the cleaning industry’s only outbreak prevention, response and recovery accreditation, and is widely considered the gold standard for managed facilities. Under the guidance of GBAC, NASCAR Hall of Fame 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 also looks at existing protocols, along with intent and commitment to consistent improvement, ensuring accredited facilities are implementing the best and most up-to-date practices at all times.
"We are incredibly excited to add the NASCAR Hall of Fame to the Charlotte region's ever-growing roster of GBAC STAR accredited facilities," said Tom Murray, Chief Executive Officer of the CRVA. "We anticipate that these accreditations - and the commitment to continued improvement that accompanies them - will increase meeting planner and visitor confidence in Charlotte as a safe destination, which is an essential step on our ongoing path to recovery."
As the first GBAC STAR accredited museum in the U.S., the NASCAR Hall of Fame is among a growing group of convention centers, arenas and other public venues from around the world to achieve accreditation, ensuring that employees are trained with best work practices, protocols, procedures and systems for biorisk prevention and containment. Additionally, with the guidance of the CDC, FDA and a contracted infection disease control expert, the CRVA has created and implemented a comprehensive “We Clean with Care” program in its managed venues.
Visit nascarhall.com/clean for a full overview of health and safety measures.
About the NASCAR Hall of Fame
Conveniently located in Uptown Charlotte, North Carolina, the NASCAR Hall of Fame is an interactive, entertainment attraction honoring the history and heritage of NASCAR. The high-tech venue, designed to educate and entertain race fans and non-fans alike, opened May 11, 2010, and includes artifacts, hands-on exhibits, a 278-person state-of-the-art theater, Hall of Honor, Buffalo Wild Wings restaurant, NASCAR Hall of Fame Gear Shop and NASCAR Productions-operated broadcast studio. The NASCAR Hall of Fame is open daily 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. for summer hours and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. for winter hours. On designated Group Hot Pass Tuesdays, the facility is open for scheduled group visits and events only. An attached parking garage is available on Brevard Street. The 5-acre site also includes a privately developed 19-story office tower and 102,000-square-foot expansion to the Charlotte Convention Center, highlighted by a 40,000-square-foot ballroom. The NASCAR Hall of Fame is owned by the City of Charlotte, licensed by NASCAR and operated by the Charlotte Regional Visitors Authority. For more information, visit nascarhall.com.
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 www.gbac.org.