CC Young Senior Living will remain closed to visitors because of testing hurdles required by that state before family meetings can begin.

In early August, Gov. Greg Abbott said that after nearly five months, families could visit their loved ones in nursing homes, provided there are no active coronavirus cases for two weeks. Other stipulations include testing staff each week and conducting monitored visits outside.

CC Young has not applied with the state to allow visitors. Officials say it is not sustainable — logistically or financially — to test all employees weekly.

“With results coming back up to two weeks later, and the annual price to test weekly — a $1.3 million expense — it does not make sense at this time,” CC Young said in a statement.

Fewer than 30 of the state’s 1,200 nursing homes applied to allow visitors as of Aug. 20, according to the Dallas Morning News. Half were denied or are still awaiting an answer.

Encouraging signs outside CC Young. Photo by Danny Fulgencio

However, CC Young is planning window visits to celebrate Grandparents Day on Sept. 13 for all 450 residents and families. The 30-minute visits will take place over nine days in September.