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Full COVID vaccination proof required at U of L as of November 1

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LETHBRIDGE, AB – A number of post-secondary schools around the province, including the University of Lethbridge, are beefing up public health measures and vaccinations against COVID-19 will be front and centre.

A total of nine universities and colleges are introducing a vaccination mandate, requiring vaccination proof, and changing rapid testing programs.

These post-secondary institutions says vaccinations are the safest and most effective way to protect communities from COVID-19.

Everyone who attends these schools, including visitors, will be required to be fully-vaccinated against COVID-19 in order to be allow on-campus.

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It should also be noted that rapid testing will no longer be accepted as an alternative to vaccination, except for folks who cannot be vaccinated based on medical or other protected grounds outlined in the Alberta Human Rights Act.

The nine post-secondaries include the University of Lethbridge, University of Alberta, University of Calgary, SAIT, MacEwen University, Mount Royal University, Norquest College, Medicine Hat College, NAIT.

The U of L will be implementing these changes as of November 1st.

Health changes coming for nine Alberta post-secondaries include:

  • Campus community members and visitors will be required to be fully vaccinated against
    COVID-19 to attend campuses.
  • Campus community members and visitors will be required to provide proof of
    vaccination.
  • Rapid testing will no longer be accepted as an alternative to vaccination, except for
    campus community members who cannot be vaccinated based on medical or other
    protected grounds outlined in the Alberta Human Rights Act. These individuals should
    follow the self-declaration exemption procedures already in place at their
    post-secondary institution and will be reasonably accommodated.
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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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