As productions across the entertainment landscape shut down in a collective effort to flatten the curve of novel coronavirus contractions, some TV shows are finding creative ways to contribute to healthcare facilities during the crisis by looking into their props and costume collections for potentially life-saving supplies.
Grey's Anatomy and Station 19, both Grey's Anatomy universe shows have made donations of supplies in this trying time for hospitals. Station 19 donated N95 masks to the local fire station while Grey's is donating their backstock of gowns and gloves to local Los Angeles hospitals.
"At Station 19, we were lucky enough to have about 300 of the coveted N95 masks, which we donated to our local fire station. They were tremendously grateful. At Grey's Anatomy, we have a backstock of gowns and gloves which we are donating as well," showrunner for both shows Krista Vernoff said in a statement to TV Guide. "We are all overwhelmed with gratitude for our healthcare workers during this incredibly difficult time, and in addition to these donations, we are doing our part to help them by staying home."
這兩部劇的執行制片人Krista Vernoff在發給TV Guide的聲明中說：“在拍攝《19號消防局》時，我們很幸運地囤了300只大家急需的N95口罩，已經捐給了當地的消防站。他們表示非常感激。而拍攝《實習醫生格蕾》時，我們存了白大褂和手套，也捐出去了。在目前極其困難的時期，我們對醫療工作者充滿感激之情。除了捐贈物品之外，我們會待在家里，盡自己的一份力去幫助他們。”
TV Guide has also learned that The Good Doctor, which wrapped production in Vancouver earlier this month, is in talks with the local government about donating any needed supplies from set. The exact amount of the supplies was still being worked out at press time.
The Atlanta-based medical drama donated gowns, masks, and gloves to Grady Memorial Hospital to kick off this noble trend. Dr. Karen Law, a rheumatologist at the hospital, thanked the generous cast and crew with an Instagram post which detailed the donation.
The Rookie showrunner Alexi Hawley has pitched in too! "Raided The Rookie hospital set," Hawley tweeted. "With the season wrapped, we didn't have a ton, but I figured every little bit helps. Donated to UCLA Med."