Christian Singer Nichole Nordeman, after Aunt Dies of COVID-19, Begs People to Wear Masks

Michael Foust | Contributor | Monday, November 23, 2020
Nichole Nordeman, Nordeman criticizes those whom refuse to wear masks

Christian Singer Nichole Nordeman, after Aunt Dies of COVID-19, Begs People to Wear Masks

Christian singer and songwriter Nichole Nordeman on Friday tweeted an impassioned plea for people to wear masks after her aunt died following a COVID-19 diagnosis.

Nordeman, a multiple-time Dove Award winner, posted her comments on Twitter, expressing frustration at those who refuse to wear masks.

“My aunt was diagnosed w/ Covid this morning in her living facility and passed away 8 hours later, before my mom could even get there to pray through the window. 8 hours,” Nordeman tweeted. “But please tell me more about how wearing a mask is such an assault on your rights. Tell me about all your big offended feelings that the government is trying to control your life, your faith, your freedom and worship. I have run out of incredulity and disgust.

“Thank you to everyone who is diligent, caring and loving your neighbor by doing everything possible to slow the spread of this monster. Thank you especially to our exhausted, faithful health care workers. You’ve had to learn how to be family members, chaplains, and companions in our stead. Delivering our loved ones straight into the arms of Jesus time and again. Bless you for this sorrowful gift.”

Nordeman is a past Dove Award winner of Female Vocalist of the Year, Songwriter of the Year and Song of the Year.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends the use of masks because Covid-19  is “transmitted predominately by respiratory droplets generated when people cough, sneeze, sing, talk, or breathe,” its website says. Masks, the CDC says, are especially helpful to prevent the spread since up to 50 percent of transmissions are due to “asymptomatic or presymptomatic” individuals who have Covid-19 and do not know it because they have no symptoms.

According to an October Gallup survey, 80 percent of Americans – including 74 percent of Republicans and 87 percent of Democrats – say they would be “highly likely” to wear a mask in an indoor space such as a store or a place of work.


'Wear a Mask,' Trump Urges Americans: 'They Have an Impact' in Stopping the Pandemic

Photo courtesy: Nichole Nordeman Facebook

Michael Foust has covered the intersection of faith and news for 20 years. His stories have appeared in Baptist Press, Christianity Today, The Christian Post, the Leaf-Chroniclethe Toronto Star and the Knoxville News-Sentinel.