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'Grey's Anatomy' Star Ellen Pompeo Tells Doctors & Nurses 'You Rock' Amid Coronavirus Outbreak

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By Whitney Vasquez

Dr. Meredith Grey is taking her gloves off to thank the real-life medical professionals who are working tirelessly around the clock amid the Coronavirus outbreak. "Grey's Anatomy" actress Ellen Pompeo went completely makeup-free with her hair pulled back in a ponytail to share an appreciation post to doctors, nurses, and everyone in the health field on Friday. The 50-year-old star spoke out as COVID-19 continues to spread in the United States and all around the world. “This is my nurses and doctors and all the health-care workers appreciation post," she began her heartwarming message.

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“Many of us have the privilege to self-quarantine and isolate and try to stay healthy, and none of you have that privilege," the actress continued. "You all have to be on the front lines of this thing and what is certainly bad now but will most definitely get worse in the next couple of weeks.” Ending her appreciation post, Ellen Pompeo added, “So this is just from me and my family to all of you to say thank you. We appreciate you, we love you. Stay safe. Nurses rock, doctors rock, and anyone who works in a hospital or the health-care industry, you rock."

Dr. Meredith Grey Sending Appreication!

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She captioned her video, “With Love and gratitude." Ellen Pompeo has played Dr. Meredith Grey on the hit ABC hospital show for the past 16 years. As Coronavirus continues to spread, "Grey's Anatomy" has announced they were suspending production "for at least two weeks” as of Thursday, March 12. Executives on the show announced the news in a letter to cast and crew, obtained by E! News. "This decision was made to ensure the health and safety of the whole cast and crew and the safety of our loved ones outside of work, and it was made in accordance with Mayor Garcetti's suggestion that we not gather in groups of more than 50," the letter read.

Other Shows On Hiatus:

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"Grey's Anatomy" is just one of the productions that have been put on halt as the outbreak continues to spread. Orlando Bloom revealed he was heading back to the United States to "self-quarantine" at home after production on his Amazon Prime show "Carnival Row" was shut down while filming in the Czech Republic. Late-night shows like Jimmy Kimmel, Jimmy Fallon, Seth Meyers are on hiatus, as are daytime hosts like Kelly Clarkson, Ellen DeGeneres, Wendy Williams and more. That's not even including all the cable shows, streaming productions, etc. To see a full list, click here.

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