One of the first airports in California to receive GBAC STAR™ accreditation.

SAN LUIS OBISPO – San Luis Obispo County Regional Airport (SBP) is proud to announce that it has received GBAC Foundation STAR™ accreditation through the Global Biorisk Advisory Council, a division of ISSA. Developed by the global cleaning industry organization, ISSA, GBAC STAR™ is the cleaning industry’s only accreditation for outbreak prevention, response and recovery.

To obtain GBAC STAR™ accreditation, the SBP demonstrated compliance with 20 different health and safety elements, ranging from standard operating procedures and risk assessment strategies to personal protective equipment and emergency preparedness and response measures. Staff training, technical assessments and implementation plans also played an important role in the accreditation process.

“While plans and procedures for cleaning, disinfection and prevention of infectious diseases are important, they are only one part of an overall strategy to maintain airport operations and safety,” said Biorisk’s Global Advisory Board.

“The individual elements of these plans are not sufficient to meet the challenges of the current pandemic. Rather, the key to success lies in the combination and interaction of these elements, as well as area-specific approaches.

“The health and safety of passengers and staff has always been a top priority for PBS. Achieving this accreditation is a testament to the hard work and dedication our team has shown every day during this pandemic, striving to meet the high standards our passengers expect while traveling,” said Courtney Johnson, Airport Manager. “We are proud to be recognized for our high standards, hard-working team and our long-term plans to take care of our passengers and community.”

The airport has already implemented a number of health, safety and security measures as part of its SBP non-stop service program. The GBAC STAR™ accreditation shows visitors and employees of the facility that airports prioritize passenger safety and have taken the necessary measures to deal with biological hazards, such as the new coronavirus. SBP joins Norman Y. Mineta San Jose (SJC) and Meadows Field Airport (BFL) as the first three GBAC STAR™ accredited facilities at a California airport. For more information on GBAC STAR™ accreditation, click here.

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The San Luis Obispo County Regional Airport (SBP) serves areas as far south as Monterey County and as far south as Santa Barbara County. The airport provides convenient access to and from the Central Coast. Residents and visitors have a choice of three commercial airlines offering flights to several major U.S. hubs. The airport also offers extensive facilities for general aviation and business. For more information or to book a flight, visit sloairport.com.

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