Contemporary Christian Artist Sandi Patty Tests Positive for COVID-19

CCM artist Sandi Patty has revealed she has tested positive for the COVID-19 novel coronavirus and is self quarantining for the next two weeks.

The gospel star apparently hadn’t been feeling well for a couple of weeks and received the positive test confirming the diagnosis yesterday (March 17). She and her husband are quarantining at their home in Oklahoma City and in a message on her Facebook page she urged everyone to take coronavirus prevention safety measures seriously to help prevent further spread of the virus. She also gave thanks that her home church was providing services online to help continue community worship during this challenging time.

The gospel star communicated on Facebook with an update: “Today I received confirmation that I tested positive for COVID19. I am at home and Don and I are under quarantine for the next 14 days. I’m so impressed with how our Health Department handled my case and grateful for their attentiveness. They are working so hard right now to keep us all safe. WE MUST DO OUR PART. This is not fake news. If you are not already practicing social distancing and STAYING HOME, DO SO NOW! This is what we can all do. This is how we stop the spread. God has given us faith, but he’s also given us wisdom. He has not given us a spirit of fear but of power, love, and of a sound mind. I will keep you posted as I can. (Oh! And cough in your elbow, not your hand.)”

Patty has earned five Grammy awards and numerous GMA Dove Awards since she released her first albums in the late 1970s. She is best known for the CCM hits including “Majesty,” “How Majestic Is Your Name,” and “We Shall Behold Him.”

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