White House coronavirus officials announced Tuesday they would only brief reporters twice a week about the ongoing fight against the virus.
“We are going to be moving our press briefing calls from three days per week on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday going forward to twice per week on Tuesdays and Fridays,” White House Senior Advisor for COVID-19 Response Andy Slavitt said at the top of the administration’s briefing on Tuesday.
Since Biden took office, federal health officials held three briefings a week to advise Americans on the fight against the coronavirus and take questions from reporters.
No reason was given for dropping one of the weekly briefings, but Slavitt reassured reporters they would continue to bring updates about the “next phase of our COVID-19 response.”
“Transparency with you is vital and you will continue to see this transparency in a variety of formats,” he said.