I live in Washington near Seattle - we have a "stay at home" order in our state but there are so many exceptions that it's pretty much useless.
As long as people are lining up 10 deep at the checkout stands at Costco and businesses remain open and staffed, the virus will continue to spread.
Places like distribution warehouses and grocery stores must remain open for obvious reasons, but those places are going to necessarily bring people into close contact. In stores, surfaces cannot be cleaned after every single touch by someone so there again, a chance for the virus to spread. Of the tests given in our state (around 14,000), 93% have come back as negative, but it's such a small percentage of the population that's been tested I don't think it's a reliable indicator of the actual percentage of the population carrying the virus. And just because someone tested negative last week doesn't mean that cannot have picked it up since then.
I know the idea behind the order isn't to eliminate the virus from the community altogether but rather to "flatten the curve." I just don't think it can be sufficiently done with the current parameters. Say someone who works at a distribution center is positive, who knows how many co-workers will have contracted the disease and brought it home to their entire family? Hope I am wrong, but color me a pessimist.
I too live near Seattle, across the "Pond' as they say near Bremerton. I personally have seen Inslee, our Gov, make some excellent decisions as to timing and action. Usually he never acts, so whoever got him on the right script I must thank. Our county, Kitsap, has 42 cases so far out of 300K pop. IF those known to have are isolating, the restrictions seem to be enough. Our Costco is doing decent social distancing, about 3X the spacing between than before. For reference, our schools shut down for 6 weeks back on the 13th, restaurants and any gatherings over 200 back on the 16th. The gathering size is now like 10.
Anyway back on the 13th we were the #1 state in terms of cases and deaths. In the two weeks since, we are at 3,700 with 175 deaths and #4 on the list. Meanwhile NY has rocketed past to 46,202 and 606 deaths. Two states look to be passing us in the next few days as our case rise and deaths seem to have plateaued. I expect we will all be isolated for another couple of weeks, at least. Anyway I am encouraged for our having decent prospects, but still a number of tough decisions to make. Reopening everything too soon could have a total relapse happen.