Oakmont Symposium Season To Open Zoom Only Sept. 12

  Staff Report 

Oakmont Sunday Symposium, one of Oakmont’s largest events with regular attendance of 100-200 residents, has decided not to hold live meetings when its fall seasons begins September 12 featuring State Senator Mike McGuire.
  The symposium board voted to make at least its first two programs,  Sept.12 and 19, Zoom  only events due to the alarming increase on Covid-19 cases caused by the so-called Delta Variant, particularly among the vulnerable elderly.
  “The board felt that too many Oakmont residents have medical conditions of concern to have large meetings in Berger, even with masking,” said OSS president George McKinney. We hope Sonoma County COVID conditions will improve sufficiently to allow in-person meetings to begin later in September or in October.”
   McGuire on Sept. 12 is expected to focus on fire-related issues, COVID-19, and the drought. Following Mcguire, the September 19 program features Maya MacGuineas of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget who will talk about the problems with our national debt.
            A complete list of the symposium fall program schedule will appear in the next edition of the Oakmont News. More detailed information is available on the OSS website, www.oakmontsundaysymposium.org