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One of my customers sent me this information that you might find helpful:

 Harnessing the Antimicrobial Power of EPA-Registered Chlorine Bleach

Milliken™ BioSmart™ technology makes it simple and practical to integrate protection into common medical garments and products. The patented, bleach-activated technology harnesses the proven power of an EPA-registered chlorine bleach, turning otherwise passive textiles into an added layer of active defense against microbial exposure and contamination. 

When laundered as directed with an EPA-registered chlorine bleach*, BioSmart™ technology binds chlorine to the surface of the fabric, which then kills 99.9%** of many common bacteria and viruses.

*when washed according to the EPA-registered chlorine bleach label instructions.
**Laboratory conditions using AATCC 100 test method.

 Durable Protection

BioSmart™ is a patented Milliken technology that binds chlorine bleach from each wash cycle to the surface of the fabric. Products with BioSmart technology must be washed with an EPA-registered chlorine bleach* to charge the fabric prior to initial use and each use. BioSmart technology is durable up to 75 launderings.

*when washed according to the EPA-registered chlorine bleach label instructions.

Do not use color safe bleach.

I am not recommending any particular brand but when I did an internet search Clorox was one of the brands that came up.  It is an interesting read as there are many other helpful ideas ie. how to dilute for general household cleaning etc. for helping in protecting your home from the virus.