Following the return of students to in-person learning this week, the province is dealing with a shortage of staff and teachers in both Calgary and Edmonton. They are reportedly out sick dealing with COVID-19. As for our region, the Lethbridge School Division says they have been okay so far in terms of teacher and staffing numbers. In a statement, the division says it is monitoring student and staff absenteeism rates and will have clearer pictures later this week in terms of how this could impact our operations. Bridge City News also reached out to the Holy Spirit Catholic School Division but has yet to hear back.