The price for conducting such a study can be $170.
The White House’s press service informed journalists that it would charge some of them a fee for conducting a coronavirus test, which is mandatory for visiting the residence of the US president and events with the participation of top officials of the state. As noted in a statement issued on Friday by the White House Correspondents ‘ Association, from March 3, the price for conducting such a study maybe $170.
The press service explained the innovations by the lack of staff conducting testing for the press and budget constraints. The association expressed its opposition to such measures, which “may harm the public’s right to information” because not all correspondents will be able to pay such a price.
As a result, representatives of the administration made some concessions. The fee will not be charged to the pool of journalists who directly cover the President’s activities, First Lady, Vice President, and second gentleman (the husband of US Vice President Kamala Harris Douglas Emhoff). Also, the changes will not affect those journalists who are assigned seats in the briefing room at the White House on a certain day.