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COVID-19 outbreak at Lethbridge’s Fleetwood-Bawden school

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Alberta Health Services has been working closely with Lethbridge School Division to support and manage the safety of the city’s public schools.

On Nov. 20, Lethbridge School Division received notice there is an outbreak at Fleetwood-Bawden Elementary School. As a result, Fleetwood-Bawden Elementary School is required to follow AHS direction and protocols.

The Alberta Government defines an outbreak as: If there are two or more confirmed cases in a school setting (staff/child) within a 14-day period (one incubation period) or two or more confirmed cases (staff/child) that are epidemiologically linked.

AHS has notified the Division that there are now two COVID-19 cases at Fleetwood-Bawden Elementary School.At this time, based on advice from Alberta Education, Fleetwood-Bawden Elementary School will remain open.

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AHS has proceeded with defining close contacts of the three cases within the school context, and thoseindividuals will be contacted by the school via email.

Those individuals will be required to quarantine immediately.

(From Lethbridge Public School Division)

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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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