More than a week after President Donald Trump said he would authorize the use of a wartime-era law to force General Motors to produce ventilators, the company still hasn’t received a formal order from the federal government. GM, as a result, hasn’t allowed private companies or hospitals to place orders, according to a source familiar with the matter.

The lack of direction from the Trump administration has fueled confusion over how critical supplies will be distributed, when they’ll be sent and where they’ll go — all as the number of coronavirus cases grows, along with the death toll.

The administration has pledged to help make up for supply shortages nationwide, but has resisted taking decisive action to answer those calls — leaving some manufacturers scaling up production of equipment with little to no direction on what happens next.