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.  

The OpenAir Temporary Outdoor Dining Initiative will remain in effect until the Stanislaus County COVID-19 Public Health Emergency ends, and pending further action by the Modesto City Council.

Businesses with questions about the OpenAir program are encouraged to call Economic Development.   

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

Participants are required to sign and submit an 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