March 22, 2020 10:13:31 PM
The Midsouth Association for Independent Schools has suspended all activities and athletic events for a week beginning Monday, the MAIS announced.
The suspension will be reconsidered on a week-to-week basis, and a decision on further suspension will be made Thursday.
"The MAIS will continue to evaluate this fluid situation and will provide updates as the latest information becomes available," a statement from the MAIS read.
The organization had already suspended all athletics and recommended its member schools close for the week of March 16-20.
Heritage Academy, Starkville Academy, Columbus Christian Academy, Oak Hill Academy, Starkville Christian School and Hebron Christian School will be affected by the decision.
Theo DeRosa reports on high school sports and Mississippi State softball for The Dispatch. Follow him on Twitter at @Theo_DeRosa.