Our queen Ellen Pompeo had dedicated the upcoming 17th season of Grey’s Anatomy to healthcare workers who are on the ‘frontlines’ during the pandemic.

Season 17’s plot will surround the global pandemic, so it will hit close to home to those that have lived through it firsthand in the medical field.

Pompeo recently shared an Instagram post with a first glimpse at production.

“First time back in my scrubs…since we shut down filming 7000 healthcare workers have died from Covid. I dedicate my season 17 to all who have fallen and to everyone of you who by the grace of God is still standing…this season is for you with humility and a bit of humor to get us through and endless amounts of gratitude. I hope we do you proud.”

Other members of the cast have also shared first pictures of their time on set!

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Back on the set of @greysabc with the #1 and only @ellenpompeo . We are so excited to bring you another season. These past 6 months have been a challenge for everyone to say the LEAST. Because I cannot say it any better than Ellen, I will simply quote her, and second her sentiment. We love you all but this season is for our Medical Community 👨🏻‍⚕️🧑🏽‍⚕️👩🏼‍⚕️👨🏿‍⚕️🧑🏾‍⚕️. We are forever indebted to you. ——————————————— “Since we shut down filming we have lost over 7000 healthcare workers due to Covid 19. I dedicate my Season 17 to all who have fallen, and to all those by some miracle are still standing. This season is for you, with humility, and possibly a little humour to get us through these difficult times a little easier. I hope we do you proud.”

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Can only mean one thing… #Season17 @greysabc

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An incredibly sweet gesture for incredible people.