The Fight is On (COVID-19)

The health and safety of Canadians are of utmost importance to the Office of the Secretary to the Governor General (OSGG). We are in continuous contact with the Public Health Agency of Canada on the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as with local officials, for the latest advice and guidance. 

You will find here some information and words of encouragement published on our social media accounts to help us get through this extraordinary period together. This page will be updated regularly.

Stay informed. Stay safe. Among the overwhelming volume of information and advice, we need to focus on the basics. We have an excellent health care system. We are working together to face this challenge. And above all we are strong and guided by the values that are at the core of being Canadian -- our sense of community and compassion.

Julie Payette
Governor General of Canada

April 2, 2020 

We share in the international community’s sorrow and determination. Together we will fight COVID-19.

April 1, 2020 

If you have a chance, say thank you. Stay strong - the fight is on.

March 31, 2020 

Now is not the time to let our guard down. Let’s continue the fight.

March 27, 2020

The fight is on.

March 26, 2020 

67 years ago, the world was facing a different invisible adversary: polio. In March 1953, Dr. Jonas Salk, an American scientist and researcher, announced on national radio that he was working on a new vaccine to prevent polio, which eventually led to complete eradication of the virus in North America.

March 25, 2020 

"This is not the time to let our guard down. This is the time to stay the course. To be patient and disciplined. To stay united. No matter how hard it is."


March 22, 2020

Now more than even, let's stay focused.



March 20, 2020

Now more than ever: thank you!



March 18, 2020

Now more than ever, follow public health advice.



March 17, 2020

Stay in touch with your colleagues and loved ones.