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Employee at west Lethbridge care home tests positive for COVID-19

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A case of COVID-19 has been confirmed in a staff member at a Lethbridge supportive living  care home.

The Good Samaritan Society tells our radio station a person who works at their West Highlands Centre has tested positive for the virus.

In an email, Good Sams says according to public health the risk of transmission is considered low as the employee had no significant contact with residents or other staff members and that personal protective equipment protocols were followed.

Good Sams says it’s working with Alberta Health Services on this positive COVID case and are following all public health orders.

All employees who work at the West Highlands location as well as residents, their families, and legal guardians have all been notified.

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Patrick Siedlecki

Pat has been a mainstay in the CJOC News department from the time the station launched in 2007. He’s been in the position of New Director since then and has been anchoring daily news casts as well as reporting and working behind the scenes.

Community is important to him and keeping CJOC listeners and readers informed about what’s happening across southern Alberta and beyond.

Pat has been in radio broadcasting for the past 24 years, starting in Port Alberni on Vancouver Island in 1997 and then moving up island to Nanaimo for another few years before heading to Lethbridge in 2007.

Pat grew up in the small Saskatchewan farming town of Foam Lake. After high school, he went to Western Academy Broadcasting College (WABC) in Saskatoon prior to moving to the island.

Pat also spent several years broadcasting hockey in the BCHL as well as seven years as the radio voice of the Lethbridge Hurricanes in the WHL.

On a personal note, Pat has been working at Cornerstone Funeral Home in Lethbridge as a Certified Life Celebrant and funeral assistant since 2016.

Pat is engaged to Tarah and he has two kids and two step-children.

News and sports have always been Pat’s passion from the time he was a teenager and he’s always been grateful to have had the opportunity to make that part of what’s been a fun and long radio career!

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