First 5 Orange County President and CEO Kim Goll was one of the featured panelists during a webinar announcing the virtual launch of the 2020-21 OC Community Indicators Report. First 5 OC partnered with the Orange County Business Council, CalOptima, Orange County United Way and the Orange County Community Foundation in the production of the report.
The Orange County Community Indicators Report annually tracks several trends and issues affecting the county, including demographics, health, economy, housing, education and more. This year’s report also featured early indicators of how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the county.
During the webinar, Goll emphasized how the child-care industry was on shaky ground prior to the pandemic, but has now been decimated to the point where drastic change is needed.
“Just getting us back to pre-COVID isn’t going to be good enough,” Goll said.