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More local schools hit with COVID cases, one case in Blood Reserve school

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Eight schools in Lethbridge have now reported at least one new case of COVID-19 this week.

The latest is Chinook High School with Lethbridge School Division officials saying one case has recently been identified there.

Chinook had an outbreak back in September.

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.

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Details about the infection, including whether it was a student or staff member, have not been released as is the case with any COVID-19 infections found in schools.

At this time, no schools in Lethbridge have closed due to COVID-19.

Meanwhile, a first positive case has been confirmed at a school on the Blood Reserve. The Kainai Board of Education says that case is at the Tatsikiisaapo’p Middle School in Cardston.

As with all school cases, all close contacts of the infected person will be called and advised to quarantine for 14 days.

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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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