Considering goals for testing once lab is identified. The infectious dose (amount required for someone to become infected) for COVID-19 does not appear to be understand at this time. It's expected to be a relatively low value due to the virus being highly contagious. Initial thoughts and concern are that we'll need to test chlorine vapors ability to diffuse/permeate into or through items being sterilized.
Some possible designed tests and related questions:
Are COVID-19 sample available? Other viruses (Marburg, Ebola, Rabies, HIV, Smallpox, Hantavirus, Flu, Dengue, Rotavirus, SARS-CoV, SARS-CoV-02, MERS-CoV)?
Damon DeBusk is a multi-patented product designer, process and quality engineer, project manager, author, and inventor of Musik Tent Instrument Humidors and HumiForm Cigar Humidifiers. He has decades of experience with HCl gas and liquid chlorides, and was co-inventor for U.S. Patent 5,599,425, Predecomposition of organic chlorides for silicon processing, a commercial product sold by Air Products under the trade name, Trans-LC, and authored numerous technical publications .