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Three Lethbridge schools reporting 10-percent or more illness-related student absences

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LETHBRIDGE, AB – At least three public schools in Lethbridge are reporting absenteeism of 10-percent or more due to respiratory illness.

Those include Mike Mountain Horse, Park Meadows and Westminster Elementary Schools.

All staff and students there must complete a daily checklist to determine if they can attend school, and isolate at home if they develop COVID-19 symptoms.

The Holy Spirit Catholic Division is also reporting 10-percent absenteeism at St. Catherine School in Picture Butte.

Schools right across Alberta are no longer reporting individual cases. However, any school missing 10-percent of students or more due to illness must notify Alberta Health Services so the situation can be monitored and investigated.

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Sam Borsato

I started my radio career in 2015, shortly after graduating from Lethbridge College. I have a very strong passion for local news.

Proudly born in 1994, I grew up most of my life in Sylvan Lake, AB and I’ve lived in the Lethbridge since 2012. I’m a below average golfer on a good day, I take as many hiking trips to Waterton as possible in the summer and I love my two cats, Outlaw and Jynx, and my dog, Maverick, more than most people I know.

I look forward to providing accurate, timely news coverage in southern Alberta for plenty of years to come!

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