Halloween is less than a month away and Rockfordians finally have an answer to one of the most asked questions of late, will there be trick-or-treating?

We know the guidelines for Halloween parties have been established. We also know pumpkin patches and a few haunted houses are operating. But one thing we did not know, despite prior claims earlier this week, was of Rockford's trick-or-treating plan. Would Winnebago County Health Department recommend against it as they did with restaurants and bars?? Would Rockford's city officials put in a pin in it? Turns out, all parties got this decision right.

Some of the guidelines, according to the City of Rockford include:

Trick-or-treating in "same household" groups of 10 or less.

Maintaining social distance from other groups.

Masks to be worn by everyone 2+ (including those handing out candy.

Bring hand sanitizer with you.

Stay home if you're sick.

The official trick-or-treating time for Rockford is 5:30-7:30.

Here are more Rockford-area trick-or-treating times, according to Stateline Kids.

- Oregon: 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

- Belvidere: 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm

- Capron, Pecatonica, Poplar Grove, Stillman Valley: 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

- Freeport, Rockton, South Beloit, Winnebago: 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

- Machesney Park: 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm

- Byron, Davis, Durand, Rochelle: 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

- Cherry Valley, Janesville, Loves Park, New Milford, Rockford, Roscoe: 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

- Caledonia: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Find alternative ideas to trick-or-treating if you're not down for door-to-door fun HERE.


JB Love is ½ of  Q98.5's Lil Zim & JB In The Morning, weekday mornings from 5:00 a.m. to 10 a.m. Follow him on TwitterInstagram, and Facebook.

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