Adult Family Homes

How to Protect Residents in Adult Family Homes

Visiting someone in an Adult Family Home (AFH) is important for both the resident and the visitor. However, it also poses a risk of bringing illness into the home, infecting residents and staff.

Adult Family Home Visitation

Learn about how visitors can prevent the spread of infections in Adult Family Homes.

Adult Family Home Visitation Video


Training Resources

Please join a panel of experts from the Department of Health (DOH), Clark County Public Health and the Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS) on October 5, from 1:30-3:00 p.m. This session will focus on crucial strategies for preventing flu and RSV outbreaks in adult family homes (AFH), along with steps to take in the event of an outbreak. Engage with our panel, ask questions, and gain valuable insights to safeguard the health of residents and staff. Adult Family Home Council members who attend the entire webinar will be eligible for 1.5 hours of continuing education (CE) credit. 

Register for Event

Guidance Materials

AFHs can utilize the following guidance materials to help families and friends of residents become partners in infection prevention by empowering visitors with knowledge and tools to keep everyone safe.


COVID Testing

  • To perform (administer and interpret) COVID-19 Point of Care (POC)/antigen testing and report patient-specific results, an AFH MUST obtain a Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) waiver or a Medical Testing Site Waiver (MTSW) CLIA Waiver application meeting all applicable regulatory requirements. Subsequently, all AFHs (with CLIA/MSTW Waivers) MUST report their ALL POSITIVE COVID-19 testing results to the Department of Health or their local health jurisdiction. 
  • CDC- Guidance for SARS-CoV-2 Rapid Testing Performed in Point-of-Care Settings 
  • For assistance with COVID testing supplies or on-site testing support, please contact  

COVID - 19 Fact Sheet

COVID-19 Announcement for Visitors

Cover Your Cough

Hand Hygiene

Hand Washing

Hand Sanitizer

Infection Control and Response (ICAR)

These free, non-regulatory consultations can be completed either onsite or virtually.

Schedule an ICAR

Personal  Protective Equipment (PPE)

Department of Health PPE Resources

PPE Supplies

PPE Fatigue and Complacency

PPE Signage


Respiratory Protection

Standard Precautions