These are not laws. Laws are passed by the legislature. These are executive orders, and are vaguely worded without clarification, and different from state to state, and in my state where every town has its own police force, interpretation and enforcement are highly variable.People don’t take the law seriously. They are looking for a workaround and don’t think anything will happen to them. Or they look for loopholes to circumvent the law by looking at the social separation as an arguable point against the actual statement Stay in Place.
You see it in posts here. Some people think that they can determine on their own they are 6 ft from another and that’s the law. But it isn’t. It’s stay in place except for Essential Travel. Every state is different however on the East Coast they are Stay in Place laws.
It’s a difficult sh.t sandwich we have. All of us. We all need to pull in the same direction.
What, exactly, is "stay in place"? Stay in your chair and don't get up? Stay in one room of your house? Stay anywhere in your house? Stay in your yard? Stay in your town? Stay in your county? Can you walk the dog around town? Can you walk to the park? Can you drive to the park? Can you drive to the grocery store? Can you stop at the boat on the way to the grocery store? Can you drive to get carry out? If not, why are the carry out restaurants allowed to open?
These executive orders are unprecedented actions by our government. I support them due the importance of the situation. But I will continue to walk my dog. (He does not like treadmills.) And I will continue to check on my boat once a week, generally while on a grocery trip. It is totally sensible, and creates zero additional risk of transmission as long as I'm 50+ feet away from anyone else while at the boat.