While production on several shows has shut down amid the global health crisis, many of the sets have donated masks, gloves and gowns from their wardrobe departments to real health professionals facing shortages.
Fox's "The Resident" gave boxes of personal protective equipment to Atlanta's Grady Memorial Hospital, with Dr. Karen Law, a rheumatologist at the hospital, writing on Instagram: "Thank you for this incredibly generous donation of #PPE from your set, including gowns, masks, gloves, and all the things our healthcare workers need to provide safe care for our community during #COVID19."
ABC's "The Good Doctor", which films in Vancouver, Canada, is also planning to donate the cast's personal protective equipment to the area's hospitals, reported Fox News, and "Grey's Anatomy" spinoff "Station 19" has pledged their N95 respirator masks to the City of Ontario Fire Department.
Hospitals are facing shortages due to the influx of coronavirus cases and since much of the equipment is made in China. The country has increased the production of masks since facing a similar shortage, as Covid-19 broke out in the city of Wuhan, China, in December (19).
Globally, more than 219,700 cases of coronavirus have been registered, resulting in a death toll of over 8,900 since the outbreak began.