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COVID-19 outbreaks declared at CCH, Gilbert Paterson Middle School

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Two more Lethbridge schools are now under official COVID-19 outbreak status.

The Holy Spirit Catholic School Division says another case of the virus was confirmed by AHS at Catholic Central High School. That means CCH is now under CCH outbreak protocols.

The Catholic Division also said Thursday there is one confirmed case now at St. Catherine’s School in Picture Butte. At the moment, Holy Spirit has seven active coronavirus cases across four school sites requiring the isolation of approximately 120 staff and students.

In the Lethbridge School Division, officials have declared an outbreak now at Gilbert Paterson Middle School.

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The Alberta government defines an outbreak as having two or more confirmed cases of COVID-19 in a single school setting within a 14 days period.

That’s the case with both Gilbert Paterson and CCH.

School officials in both divisions says all close contacts of these cases will be called by Alberta Health Services and informed to quarantine.

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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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