An Update on the Minnesota Governor’s Stay at Home Executive Order


Minnesota Governor Tim Walz has issued an Executive Order which directs Minnesotans to stay home. The “Stay at Home” order takes effect beginning this Friday, March 27th at 11:59 p.m. and ends on Friday, April 10th at 5:00 p.m. The order limits activity for all those not engaged in “Critical Sector” work.

We have been preparing for this eventuality and advising clients about the implications of such an order on their businesses. We have also continued to counsel our diverse clientele on a wide-range of other legal matters. The Shelter in Place order will not limit this firm’s abilities, responsiveness or accessibility. We understand that now is when businesses truly rely upon sound legal counsel.

One of a law firm’s most important functions is to help clients through uncertain times. The coronavirus (COVID-19) has created unprecedented uncertainty and disruption of our normal routines. Nonetheless, we want to assure our clients that we will continue to assist them as they navigate this challenging business climate.

In preparation for this eventuality, our attorneys and staff have been working remotely while the firm maintained its organizational structure, information systems and multidisciplinary capabilities. Ensuring availability and responsiveness is of the utmost importance to the firm and we are confident that our preparation will enable us to continue to deliver timely legal advice without interruption or delay even while the Shelter in Place order is in effect. Please stay safe and let us know how we can help you and your business succeed in these challenging times.

Find a full copy of Executive Order 20-20 here


Paul R. Smith
President, Larkin Hoffman