COVID-19 Response Guidance for Michigan-licensed AFCs and HFAs

This page contains resources to help licensed adult foster care homes (AFCs) and homes for the aged (HFAs) implement state-mandated COVID-19 response activities. Resources are provided by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services’ Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities Administration (BHDDA) and by the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA), which licenses AFCs and HFAs.


COVID-19 Emergency Response Decision Tool

Click the image below to open and download the COVID-19 Emergency Response Decision Tool. This flow chart provides guidance on:

  • What to do when a resident or staff member tests positive for COVID-19
  • What to do when you run short of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  • What to do when you experience a staffing shortage due to the pandemic


AFC-HFA COVID-19 Decision Tool_Color GraphicXổ số trực tiếp thành phố (click image to open)


Decision Tool Guidance Document

Xổ số trực tiếp thành phốThis document helps to explain the decision paths outlined in the Emergency Response Decision Tool. It provides details and background information for AFC/HFA homes faced with COVID-19-related emergencies. It also contains links to the latest COVID-19 executive orders and directives for AFCs and HFAs.

Guidance Document for AFC-HFA Decision Tool - 12-23-2020


Frequently Asked Questions

Xổ số trực tiếp thành phốThis document, prepared by LARA, addresses concerns about COVID-19-positive residents and staff. It is updated frequently to reflect changing circumstances.

COVID-19 FAQs for AFCs and HFAs


Online presentations

Senior staff at BHDDA are conducting regular online presentations for AFC and HFA managers. These “Q&A sessions” explain the latest guidelines for COVID-19 testing, monitoring, and vaccination. If you wish to be invited to future online presentations, please email your contact information to

Watch previous presentations at the links below. 

AFC-HFA Presentation - 1-13-2021 ()

AFC-HFA Presentation - 12-30-2020

AFC-HFA Presentation - 12-09-2020