SPHERES: SARS-CoV-2 Sequencing for Public Health Emergency Response, Epidemiology, and Surveillance [open pdf - 703KB]
From the Document: "CDC [Centers for Disease Control and Prevention] is leading the SARS-CoV-2 [severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2] Sequencing for Public Health Emergency Response, Epidemiology and Surveillance (SPHERES), a new national genomics consortium to coordinate SARS-CoV-2 sequencing across the United States. Large-scale, rapid genomic sequencing of the virus that causes COVID-19 [coronavirus disease 2019] will allow public health experts to  Monitor important changes in the virus as it continues to circulate.  Gain important insights to support contact tracing.  Provide crucial information to aid in identifying diagnostic and therapeutic targets.  Advance public health research in the areas of transmission dynamics, host response, and evolution of the virus."
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: https://www.cdc.gov/