Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information

All nonessential visits to this facility are suspended until further notice.

Given the staffing concerns during this difficult time, please be aware we, at SJF, are actively recruiting and hiring new staff. Despite what you may hear in the media, the new staff being hired continue to meet established standards required for the position to which they are being hired.

Additionally, all new staff are required to attend general orientation as well as role specific education. These standards and processes will not be compromised. The next general orientation is being conducted Tuesday April 7th.


Peterborough Public Health Reports First COVID-19 Case in Long-Term Care Home

Written by Communications, March 26, 2020

Today Peterborough Public Health reported the first case of COVID-19 in a local long-term care home.

One resident has tested positive, while two others have respiratory symptoms. Both of these have tested negative. All three are residents of St. Joseph’s at Fleming in Peterborough and are in isolation at the facility. One staff member who also had symptoms and was referred to community paramedics for in-home testing last evening where they will remain in self-isolation.
Peterborough Public Health is investigating to determine if there is an epidemiological link to travel or other known COVID-19 cases.

“We know St. Joseph’s at Fleming is taking the right measures to keep residents as safe as possible from the spread of this infection,” said Dr. Rosana Salvaterra, Medical Officer of Health. “Older adults are more at risk to severe illness caused by COVID-19 so this serves as a strong reminder that we all have a role to play in protecting our most vulnerable residents.”

Visitation to the facility has been restricted since March 14, 2020 based on the direction of Ontario’s Chief Medical Officer of Health. “Our nurses will continue to support St. Joseph’s at Fleming in controlling this outbreak, and we all need to do our part by staying home and not visiting anyone at this time, especially seniors or anyone who is immunocompromised,” said Dr. Salvaterra.

People with health-related questions about COVID-19 are encouraged to call Peterborough Public Health at 705-743-1000 or email After these hours, people can call Telehealth Ontario for medical advice at 1-866-797-0000.
Visit Ontario’s website to learn more about how the province continues to protect Ontarians from COVID-19.

For further information, please contact:
Brittany Cadence, Communications Manager
705-743-1000, ext. 391

Symptoms of COVID-19 can range from mild to severe and include fever, cough, and difficulty breathing (shortness of breath). Complications from COVID-19 can include serious conditions such as pneumonia or kidney failure, and in some cases ,death.  If you suspect you have symptoms of COVID-19 and have recently travelled, contact Peterborough Public health at 705-743-1000 ext. 401 or email  Mon-Fri 8:30am-8pm, Sat. 9am – 4pm. For medical advice after these hours contact Telehealth Ontario at 1-866-797-0000 (TTY 1-866-797-0007). Be sure to mention your symptoms and your travel history, including the countries you visited. If you are ill and must visit a health professional, call ahead and tell them that you have a respiratory illness.  For immediate medical attention call 911 and mention travel history and symptoms.

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To All Staff

From:       Carol Rodd

Date:        April 3rd, 2020

Subject: Temporary Accommodation – Fleming College Residence

Fleming College has graciously offered temporary accommodation to St. Joseph’s at Fleming employees.

One floor is dedicated to our employees. We have 24 rooms available.

If you require a room, please do not hesitate to contact Luanne Roy or Matthew Boyles for details.

Thank you,

Carol Rodd

Big Thank you to Fleming College!