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COVID-19 outbreak declared at Lethbridge’s St. Francis Junior High School

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Holy Spirit Catholic School Division has been informed of an additional and separate case of COVID-19 at St. Francis Junior High School in Lethbridge.

Alberta Health Services (AHS) has provided the necessary notice to the entire school community of the outbreak.

There are now two total cases at the junior high school. Provincial officials declare an outbreak when there are two or more confirmed cases in one school.

Staff and students at St. Francis considered close contacts have already been informed so that they may isolate and follow the direction provided by AHS.

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Holy Spirit says out of respect for those impacted and in accordance with AHS guidelines, any further details about members of the community who may test positive for COVID-19 cannot be disclosed.

While the school division continues to work closely with AHS to ensure that all necessary measures are in place to protect students and staff, parents/guardians of students.

(From Holy Spirit School Division news release)

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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 News 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.

Pat has been working at Cornerstone Funeral Home in Lethbridge as a Certified Life Celebrant and Funeral Assistant since 2016.

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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