Modesto OpenAir Initiative

Modesto OpenAir Temporary Outdoor Dining Initiative text logoThe Modesto OpenAir Temporary Outdoor Dining Initiative is a response to Governor Newsom’s July 1, 2020 and Stanislaus County Public Health order of July 13, 2020 prohibiting indoor food service. Restaurants may use this opportunity to expand seating outdoors to remain open while mitigating the spread of COVID-19.

Businesses wishing to participate in the OpenAir initiative need to complete and submit an OpenAir Application.   

The OpenAir Program Guidelines and Procedures document provides orientation to the program and the process for participating successfully.

After submitting your program application, you will be asked to sign and submit the OpenAir Program Indemnification Agreement.

For assistance completing applications for outdoor dining, including parklets located in the Downtown area please contact The Modesto Downtown Improvement District by phone at (209) 529-9303 or Email Downtown Improvement District