D1 Training introduces its athletic-based fitness concept to the Fox Valley Area

D1 Training, a leading fitness concept utilizing the five core tenets of athletic-based training, has opened a location serving the Fox Valley area. The group fitness facility employs a sports-science backed training regimen led by certified trainers to help people of all ages achieve their sport and fitness goals. The training center located in Aurora at 403 S. Route 59 hosted its grand opening Sept. 12.

The first D1 Training center in the Chicago area is owned and operated by longtime friends and business partners, Jeffrey Cantieri and Paul Bullard, both of whom wanted to make an impact in their community and help change lives by inspiring and motivating people to reach their fitness and sports goals.



“It’s always been a dream of mine to own a business like D1, because it can have such a positive impact in people’s lives,” said Bullard. “Our facility caters to everyone, whether you’re looking to get or stay fit or you’re working toward sports-specific goals. We have trainers, known as coaches at D1, that can help people of any age and fitness level — making sure everyone feels welcome is our top priority.”

With safety at a premium, D1 Fox Valley has equipment and procedures in place to ensure all members and employees are protected. D1 Fox Valley has installed brand new HVAC equipment with an ionization system that helps kill germs and they will conduct temperature checks for everyone entering the facility. Equipment will be cleaned every hour and class size will be limited with members being spaced 6 feet apart.

D1 Training Fox Valley offers five age-based fitness programs including Rookie (ages 7-11), Developmental (ages 12-14), Prep (ages 15-18), Boot Camp (adults) and Strength Training (adults). They also offer personal, small group and team training. Each fitness program is based on D1’s 5-Star Training philosophy incorporating: dynamic warm-up, performance, strength, core and conditioning, and cool down.

Plus, every workout is expertly-designed by D1’s National Training Panel, led by a certified trainer, and built around the concept of periodization which builds week-upon-week to create a well-rounded program targeted to reach specific goals. Some additional benefits of D1’s 5-Star Training include utilization of the latest science in training and physiology, 1on1 goal setting and tracking of results, adaptable and personalized workouts, and more.

“Jeffrey and Paul are a passionate and knowledgeable pair making them perfect to bring the D1 Training experience to the Chicagoland area,” said the brand’s Chief Operating Officer, Dan Murphy. “We’re thrilled to welcome them to the D1 family and are confident in their ability to show the Chicago area what they’ve been missing out on. D1 is a one-of-a-kind fitness experience that’s built to help people efficiently reach their fitness goals. Our strong network of franchisees embodies our core values to bring the D1 Training vision to life, and we know Jeffrey and Paul will do just that in Aurora and its surrounding communities.”

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S.F. CrossFit is closing. Here’s what Bay Area fitness culture is losing

When San Francisco CrossFit co-founders Kelly and Juliet Starrett reopened their gym outdoors this summer, they had to adapt the handshakes that usually start each class for the pandemic. Handshakes were verboten, of course, but members of the city’s first CrossFit gym — one of the first two dozen or so worldwide — would tap elbows or wave before the workout began, a small gesture that spoke to a larger culture of inclusion and community.

Before people began squatting or sprinting, the ritual was a way of forcing them to see each other. “People are looking for reasons to belong to each other, but they need a catalyst for that,” Kelly Starrett said. “Our gym gave us that opportunity to do that.”

But the challenges of operating in 2020 — the reopening fits and starts, the strict limits on capacity, the dramatic drop in revenue as people left the gym or left town — proved too much for the couple and their business. On Sunday, Nov. 15, the gym will hold its final WOD, or workout of the day, then close permanently.

Before CrossFit was a household name and the CrossFit Games aired on CBS, Kelly and Juliet Starrett started doing deadlifts, burpees and thrusters in their Richmond District backyard. Both are former competitive whitewater paddlers (Juliet was a two-time world champion), and Kelly, a physical therapist,

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Medicine Hat area Schools adapt for Remembrance ceremonies

Remembrance Day ceremonies are going to look different at schools this year.

Due to COVID-19 protocols, large gatherings of students and staff can no longer happen. This means that a school-wide Remembrance assembly is not possible.

The Catholic Board of Education and Public School Division worked with CFB Suffield to create videos to show students and staff before Nov. 11. Prairie Rose schools will also be showing videos from CFB Suffield.

The public board will play its Remembrance videos on different days at different schools, while the Catholic board will show them today.

“Since we can’t be together in a normal way, we made these videos to keep the tradition of Remembrance Day going,” said MHCBE communications co-ordinator Derrian Hallas.

The public school board will have Nov. 11, 12 and 13 off next week. This was voted on recently by the board and is meant to give a bit of a break partway through the first half of the school year. Prairie Rose has the same days off as the public system.

MHPSD initially had a PD Day booked for Nov. 20, but moved that ahead and added a non-operational day to give the extended weekend.

The Catholic board voted months ago to give the entire week off. This was also voted on to give everyone a break during a stressful time.

Both boards thanked CFB Suffield for the help this year with helping make Remembrance Day happen at local schools.

The Catholic board will be posted Remembrance videos on its social media pages.



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Nuclear Medicine Radioisotopes Market Share, Size 2020 Opportunities, Demands, Size, Share, Trends, Industry Sales Area and Its Competitors by 2025

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● Rubidium-82 (Rb-82) ● Actinium-225 (Ac-225) ● Radium-223 (Ra-223) and Alpharadin ● Technetium-99m (Tc-99m) ● Thallium-201 (Tl-201) ● Iodine (I-123) ● Fluorine-18 ● Iodine-131 (I-131) ● Lutetium-177 (Lu-177) ● Others

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Bay Area considering 2-week quarantine for out-of-state visitors

As coronavirus cases surge across the country, Bay Area health directors are concerned about the impact of the upcoming holiday travel season on virus spread in a region that has generally kept the pandemic under control.

Marin County Public Health Officer Matt Willis said the health directors meet twice a week and on Thursday they will discuss whether to implement a 14-day quarantine for visitors from states with high rates of infections and residents who travel to these states and then return. If implemented, Willis said it would most likely be a “strong recommendation” and not an order.

“I want to be clear, it’s a conversation. We haven’t made a decision,” Willis said. “This is a well-established tool for containing COVID-19 spread, when the gradient gets low enough inside compared to those on the outside. That’s a conversation you might expect us to have.”

The city and county of San Francisco also confirmed that a decision hasn’t been made on whether to introduce a quarantine restriction.

“The Bay Area health directors have been communicating and working together since the onset of the pandemic, including coordination of the shelter in place announcement,” read a statement from the city’s COVID command center. “During the course of these discussions, many policies and protocols are discussed, including upcoming travel during the holiday season.”

Daily infections are rising in all but three states, but the surge is most pronounced in the Midwest and Southwest.

Missouri, Oklahoma, Iowa, Indiana, Nebraska, North Dakota and New Mexico all reported record high hospitalizations this week. Nebraska’s largest hospitals started limiting elective surgeries and looked to bring in nurses from other states to cope with the surge. Hospital officials in Iowa and Missouri warned bed capacity could soon be overwhelmed.

Meanwhile, the Bay Area generally has the virus under control with only Sonoma County still in the most-restrictive purple tier in the state’s system for reopening. Solano County is in the second-worst red category. All other counties are orange, the tier when the virus spread is considered moderate, except for San Francisco, which is in the least-restrictive yellow tier, marked by minimal transmission.

San Francisco has a positivity rate of 0.8% while Marin County is at 1%.

“We are now lower incident than many other areas,” Willis said. “We’re seeing dramatic increases outside the state. We have made a lot of progress regionally. As hard as it is to reduce incidents, it’s hard to maintain those gains, especially as you’re seeing surges in other states.”

Many other states have introduced similar requirements. New York, for example, requires a 14-day quarantine or a negative COVID-19 test for out-of-state travelers.

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Bay Area weighs 2-week quarantine for residents who travel over the holidays

People eat while sitting at a vista point by the Golden Gate Bridge Friday, March 27, 2020, in Sausalito, Calif. The surge of coronavirus cases in California that health officials have warned was coming has arrived and will worsen, Gov. Gavin Newsom said Friday, while the mayor of Los Angeles warned that by early next week his city could see the kind of crush that has crippled New York.(AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
People eat while sitting at a vista point by the Golden Gate Bridge in Sausalito, Calif. (Eric Risberg / Associated Press)

San Francisco Bay Area residents who travel out of state this holiday season to visit family and friends may be met with a 14-day quarantine advisory when they return.

A group of public health officers from across the Bay Area — including the large cities of San Francisco, San Jose and Oakland — are considering implementing the coronavirus quarantine as pandemic fatigue continues to drive travel outside the area, Marin County Public Health Officer Matt Willis said Tuesday.

The proposal will likely be a “strong recommendation,” not an order, Willis said. If adopted widely, the decision could affect the region’s more than 7 million residents, as well as potentially millions more who might travel to the area.

Once a hot spot for coronavirus infections, the Bay Area is now in much better shape than most of the U.S. and has largely avoided the “third wave” plaguing other states. San Francisco’s positive coronavirus test rate was 0.8% at the end of October, making it the lowest rate of the 20 most populous cities across the U.S., according to The Times’ coronavirus tracker. It also has the lowest death rate per capita from COVID-19 of those same 20 cities.

Marin County’s rate of positive coronavirus test results is about 1%, according to the most recent county data. The county is currently in Tier 3, or the orange tier, of the state’s color-coded reopening blueprint, which means prevalence of the virus is moderate. A number of the region’s counties are in either the orange tier or the yellow, which is the least restrictive.

That means there’s a lot to lose, Willis said.

“Everyone has worked really hard to reduce the transmission and lower case rates,” he said, “and the question is, how do we hold on to those gains.”

With colder weather moving activities indoors and more businesses reopening, and with the upcoming holiday season and the election, “there’s a lot coming together that makes us vulnerable in the remainder of the year,” Willis said, “and the last thing we need is for people to be importing the virus from outside.”

Once a traveler quarantines for the specified time and shows no symptoms, they can resume regular activities, Willis said. There’s a possibility that a traveler could take a coronavirus test within a shorter time frame, perhaps five to seven days after a trip, but he said the science was still out on whether the person would need to quarantine for an additional week.

A decision on a quarantine advisory for travelers could come as early as Thursday, Willis said. That day, the Assn. of Bay Area Health Officers — made up of health officials from San Francisco, Alameda, Contra Costa, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Napa, Sonoma, Solano, Santa Cruz, Monterey, San Benito and Marin counties, as well as the city of Berkeley, which has its own health department —

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Coronavirus in Illinois updates: Here’s what happened Nov. 2 with COVID-19 in the Chicago area

Illinois public health officials Monday reported 6,222 newly confirmed cases of COVID-19. There were also 20 additional deaths reported.

The statewide positivity rate for cases as a percent of total test for the past 7 days is 8.1%. There were 68,118 tests reported in the prior 24 hours. The state has now reported 423,502 cases since the pandemic began, and 9,810 fatalities.

Meanwhile, Illinois Department of Public Health Director Dr. Ngozi Ezike had a message for voters going to the polls in person on Tuesday, as COVID-19 continues to surge statewide.

“Please make sure that your mask is securely fitted over both your nose and your mouth, and please make your selections before you get to the polling booth so you can get in and out as quickly as possible,” she said.

Here’s what’s happening Monday with COVID-19 in the Chicago area and Illinois:

5:50 p.m.: Pritzker urges patience with election results, has National Guard ‘in a state of readiness’ in event of unrest

Democratic Gov. J.B. Pritzker on Monday urged patience in the coming days as election authorities grapple with historic levels of mail-in ballots, and said the Illinois National Guard is in a “state of readiness,” amid the possibility of election-related unrest.

“It will possibly take until Wednesday, or Thursday, or even Friday to get results for some races in Illinois and in states across the country,” Pritzker said at his daily coronavirus news briefing. “Every vote must be counted, particularly on the national level. It is very important that we are patient with the presidential election. We may very well not know who won the election on Wednesday, let alone Tuesday night.”

Pritzker likened the National Guard’s “state of readiness” leading into Election Day to the action his administration took in September to ensure members were available before the Kentucky attorney general announced charges in the controversial police killing of Breonna Taylor in Louisville. Taylor’s killing sparked protests against police brutality earlier this year.

“We want to make sure that the cities, counties that call upon us for help, from the state of Illinois, that we have those resources available to them,” Pritzker said.

Pritzker also warned against sourcing election information solely from social media sites expressing concerns about “foreign actors, specifically Russia, Iran and others, who intend to promote misinformation throughout Election Day, and in the days after.”

“They would like nothing more than to promote conspiracy theories and sow discontent,” Pritzker said.

4:35 p.m.: Park Ridge restaurants fined for defying Pritzker’s order and continuing indoor dining amid soaring rates of COVID-19

Park Ridge restaurants that defy the governor’s indoor dining ban and continue to serve customers inside are being fined daily, a city official said.

Between Thursday and Saturday of last week, the city issued three restaurants a total of $750 in fines for continued non-compliance with the governor’s order, said Jim Brown, director of community preservation and development.

The restaurants were fined $250 for the first violation and $500 for a subsequent violation, Brown

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Virus Rate Fell to 2% From 34% in One Area. But Did Anything Change?

The urgent calls from doctors to the county department of health began in mid-October, shortly after skyrocketing coronavirus cases had brought a state-imposed lockdown to the community north of New York City.

“Some patients are refusing testing because they do not want D.O.H. bothering them,” a doctor said in a message for the county health commissioner on Oct. 13.

A day later, a caller to a state complaint hotline said in a message, “I would also like to report that there is a widespread effort from the community’s leadership to discourage Covid testing.”

Two weeks after a flurry of similar messages, the positivity rate in Kiryas Joel, an ultra-Orthodox Jewish village in Orange County, plummeted from 34 percent — the highest in the state — to just 2 percent. Last week, citing “dramatic progress” on the rate, the governor eased restrictions in the zone.

The course of events in Orange County has raised deep suspicions among some health experts about the reliability of the data, reflecting broader concerns about whether top officials in New York and around the country are tracking the outbreak in ways that may not accurately capture how much the virus is spreading.

Epidemiologists suggest that officials should rely on many factors when making decisions about reopening, including interviews with health care providers, hospital admission rates and contact tracing, as well as the positivity rate, which is the percent of people who have tested positive over a particular time period.

In New York, senior officials say they use all that data, and refer to the positivity rates as merely a lead measure and shorthand.

Still, the positivity rate has become the de facto gold standard of publicly highlighted measures. For example, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo, Mayor Bill de Blasio and other officials in New York repeatedly refer to the rate in pronouncements and news releases to give the public a sense of how efforts to combat the virus are going.

The concern over misleading positivity rates has come to a head in regards to Kiryas Joel, also called the Town of Palm Tree, a densely populated Hasidic village of 26,000 people that is about 50 miles north of New York City, and among the poorest communities in the state.

In Orange County, the local health commissioner, Dr. Irina Gelman, said she was concerned about easing restrictions because she had serious doubts about whether the suggested decline in virus cases was real. She said that even though more people in the ultra-Orthodox community were reporting to doctors with symptoms or exposure to the virus, fewer of them were agreeing to be tested, reducing the positivity rate.

“This is an alarming trend,” Dr. Gelman said. “Refusing tests, clearly, makes it very difficult as far as gauging the infection prevalence rate within the community.”

“To go from a 34 percent positivity rate down to a 4 percent positivity rate when the “micro-cluster/ hot zone” schools did not actually shut down — and just converted to “child care”— is something many

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Bay Area gets aggressive, state doubles testing

With U.S. infection rates spiking and a far more modest uptick in California, the Bay Area on Friday enacted additional, hard-charging measures to corral COVID-19: San Francisco hit the brakes on reopening, and Santa Clara County sought a legal order against a church that has been flouting restrictions on indoor gatherings.

Meanwhile, in Southern California, state officials unveiled a swiftly built lab that officials say will double the state’s already substantial coronavirus-testing capacity by spring.

Taken together, the day’s actions underscored California’s resolve to manage the pandemic aggressively, even as other states loosen restrictions and struggle with viral transmission.

San Francisco, which has the lowest positivity rate of any major metropolitan area in the country, announced its rollback of some recent reopening moves amid worrisome indicators, including increases in hospitalizations and infections. Just two weeks ago, the city had moved into the yellow tier on the state’s reopening matrix, the least restrictive level.

Friday’s pivot means that restaurants previously approved to expand to 50% indoor capacity will have to stick to the current 25% occupancy, as will indoor places of worship, museums, zoos, aquariums and movie theaters. Plans to allow indoor pools and bowling alleys have been removed from the city’s reopening trajectory for now.

“The last thing we want to do is go backward,” Mayor London Breed said in a news conference Friday. “The last thing we want to do is tell a business or a school that they can open, then tell them they have to close. So we’re proceeding with caution.”

In the South Bay, Santa Clara County officials announced that they had filed suit in Superior Court to stop Calvary Chapel San Jose from holding indoor services. The church had signaled early on during the pandemic that it was not going to abide county restrictions, instead taking guidance from President Donald Trump’s declarations that in-church worship was an essential function.

In a similar clash with North Valley Baptist in Santa Clara, piles of fines and the threat of a court injunction prompted the church to back down and switch to outdoor services. For Calvary Chapel, fines that reached $350,000 did not deter the services, prompting county officials to ask a judge to make them change their ways.

The church has deemed the move “a request to crush the Church’s constitutional rights” while acknowledging many of the allegations regarding its flouting of the rules. In a legal filing, the defendants argued that their activities are not a genuine threat because they have not been linked to an outbreak. They also noted that crowded police-brutality protests over the summer got no such enforcement scrutiny.

But Dr. Arthur Reingold, division head of epidemiology and biostatistics at the UC Berkeley School of Public Health, wrote in a declaration supporting the county’s court filing that a church outbreak could just be a matter of time without compliance to health protocols.

Reingold wrote that the risks of COVID-19 transmission from large indoor gatherings are already high and that “adding activities like singing,

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This Bay Area County could move back to purple tier soon

Solano is currently in the red tier in the state of California’s reopening plan, but officials said case rates are increasing and the county could be moved back to the more restrictive purple tier indicating widespread infection.

The county is urging residents to wear face coverings, maintain 6 feet of distance and avoid large gatherings.

Dr. Bela Matyas, the county’s health officer, told KCBS Radio that county residents have recently held several large gatherings, including a funeral with more than 300 people, a wedding and an event at a private ranch attended by dozens.

“In all these situations people were in close contact and not social distancing,” Matyas said.

Gov. Gavin Newsom’s system sorts counties into four tiers — “purple” (widespread), “red” (substantial), “orange” (moderate) or “yellow” (minimal) — that measure the spread of COVID-19 and dictate what types of businesses and activities are allowed to open. The structure allows counties to be more restrictive and move more slowly than the state in its reopening if they wish.

The county tier status is based on the number of new cases per 100,000 residents and the adjusted positivity rate. This month, the state announced it’s now also taking into account an equity metric to address the fact that low-income, Latino, Black and Pacific Islander communities have been disproportionately impacted.

Each county is assigned its tier every Tuesday, and a county must remain in a tier for 21 consecutive days before moving to the next one. To move forward, a county must meet the next tier’s criteria for 14 consecutive days. A county can move backward by failing to meet the criteria for two consecutive weeks, or if state officials see a rapid rise in hospitalizations.

If Solano were to fall back into the purple tier, restaurants, gyms, movie theaters, and places of worship would no longer be able to host people indoors.

California has a blueprint for reducing COVID-19 in the state: Here's a look at the color-coded tier sytem with criteria for loosening and tightening restrictions on activities.

California has a blueprint for reducing COVID-19 in the state: Here’s a look at the color-coded tier sytem with criteria for loosening and tightening restrictions on activities.

As cases rise in the Solano County, the Department of Health and Social Services reported the first flu and COVID-19 co-infection in a person in the county.

The infected individual is under the age of 65 and Bela told CBS this person works in the healthcare sector though transmission didn’t occur at work.

“This person, to the best of our knowledge, didn’t acquire it in the workplace. They did what so many other people did all over the country: they got together with family and friends and let their guard down,” Matyas said.

The incident is a reminder for residents to get their flu shots, he said.

“With the likelihood of both COVID-19 and seasonal flu activity this winter, contracting either disease may weaken your immune system and make you more susceptible to the other disease,” said Matyas said in a statement. “Getting a flu vaccine this year is more important than ever, and flu vaccines are the best way to

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