San Francisco’s Chase Center, home of the Golden State Warriors, has earned acclaim for its cleaning and disinfecting protocols.
The Chase Center is the first sports venue in Northern California to earn the GBAC STAR Facility accreditation, a seal of approval from the Global Biorisk Advisory Council.
“We thought it was very important to have a third party verify how good our policies and protocols are,” said Chase Center general manager Kim Stone, according to the local CBS affiliate. “So guests understand and staff understand the level to which we’re holding ourselves accountable coming out of this.”
Just 27 facilities have earned the new GBAC STAR accreditation for sports venues.
During shelter-in-place, Chase Center enhanced the building’s air-filtration system. Its cleaning staff will also be expanded.
“We’re going to focus on high touch surfaces, we’re going to be cleaning more frequently, we’re going to be using chemicals and standards and protocols,” said Stone. “We’re sending our staff to training to get the disinfecting and sanitizing training and we’re going to have quality checks and quality control.”
Stone said that the coronavirus has permanently changed how the venue will clean and disinfect going forward.