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GOJO, the makers of PURELL health and hygiene products, announced a new grant program in conjunction with ISSA to help U.S. airports demonstrate their commitment to the wellness and safety of their employees and travelers.

The new program works with the Global Biorisk Advisory Council (GBAC), a division of ISSA, to provide grants to allow qualifying airports to seek GBAC STAR Facility Accreditation, demonstrating that they have the correct work practices, procedures, and systems in place to prepare, respond, and recover from outbreaks and pandemics.

More than 60 U.S. airports are currently accredited by GBAC STAR–including Dallas Fort Worth International (DFW), John F. Kennedy International (JFK), Orlando International (MCO), Oakland International (OAK) and Minneapolis-St. Paul International (MSP) airports. The GOJO grant now provides the opportunity for additional airports to show the public their dedication to cleaning, disinfection and infection prevention readiness by applying for accreditation.

“We are proud to partner with GOJO to continue to support the air travel industry in a time of need,” said Patty Olinger, GBAC executive director. “We are thankful for GOJO’s support and dedication to enhance airports’ operations amidst the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond.”

Applications for the grants opened last week and will close on May 31, with applications and and additional available at https://go.issa.com/gojo-grant-program-helps-airports-achieve-gbacstar-facility-accreditation/.

“After months of being stuck at home, travelers want reassurance that airports are safe and clean environments,” said Carey Jaros, GOJO president and CEO. “We’ve been working directly with air industry partners for many months to offer our safe and effective PURELL products. Now with this grant, we hope to help airports more holistically support America’s safe transition back to air travel.”