Gov. Kenneth Mapp has shortened the curfew for St. Thomas and St. John to allow free movement from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. as of Friday. The St. Croix curfew is not shortened on an ongoing basis, but Mapp has suspended it for Friday from noon to 4 p.m.
The Myrah Keating Smith Clinic held up through the onslaught of Hurricane Maria Wednesday, a week after taking the worst Hurricane Irma had to offer, but officials are now wondering if it's still up to its task.
U.S. Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta has directed the department to assist the residents and businesses in affected areas; the department will continue to work cooperatively with the territories to assess needs as they develop.