In the wake of the Covid-19 Pandemic, a few members of the Bolingbrook Amateur Radio Society (BARS) in southwest suburban Chicago established a nightly health and welfare net to keep area hams in contact with one another when sheltering-in-place was instituted. "The Anti-Viral Net" is approaching its one year anniversary on March 16, 2021. The net runs every night of the week except for the third Monday of the month--which is the night of the monthly meeting of BARS. Each night has a regular net control operator, and there is usually a question each night that prompts discussion. The BARS linked repeater system is 147.330 MHz with + offset / 107.2 Hz CTCSS and 443.525 MHz with + offset / 114.8 Hz CTCSS. The repeater can also be found on EchoLink at K9BAR-R. The net is at 1930 Central time every day. See the K9BAR website for more information.