EGLIN AFB — Okaloosa County officers introduced Thursday that the Destin-Fort Walton Seaside Airport (VPS) has achieved the World Biorisk Advisory Council STAR accreditation, the “gold normal for ready services.”
Beneath the council’s steerage, VPS “has carried out essentially the most stringent protocols for cleansing, disinfection and infectious illness prevention in its airport,” county officers stated in a information launch.
“Because the cleansing trade’s solely outbreak prevention, response and restoration accreditation, GBAC STAR helps organizations set up protocols and procedures, gives expert-led coaching and assesses a facility’s readiness for biorisk conditions,” officers stated within the launch. “This system verifies that the Destin–Fort Walton Seaside Airport implements greatest practices to organize for, reply to and get well from outbreaks and pandemics.”
In a press release, GBAC Government Director Patricia Olinger stated, “GBAC STAR accreditation empowers facility house owners and managers to guarantee employees, clients and key stakeholders that they’ve confirmed techniques in place to keep up clear and wholesome environments. By taking this essential step to pursue GBAC STAR, the Destin–Fort Walton Seaside Airport has obtained third-party validation that it follows strict protocols for biorisk conditions, thereby demonstrating its preparedness and dedication to working safely.”
County officers stated VPS is the fastest-growing airport in the USA, as reported by Bloomberg over the last two years.
“With this progress, even in a pandemic, comes the excessive accountability to offer the very best in clear and protected environments for our vacationers, tenants and staff,” county Airports Director Tracy Stage stated in a press release. “It’s the purpose, routinely achieved on many fronts, of VPS to steer by instance in our trade. The GBAC STAR accreditation is a seal of approval on one more purpose achieved by the excellent workforce on the Okaloosa County Airports.”