Glad that you are able to join us and I hope that being here will bee a good experience for you. Yes, MANY things have been put on hold over the last year be we do what we have to do. No alternatives that I can see.
It would be a great help if you complete your Profile page. It allows other members to understand your situation and what you are doing. Also, unlike regular posts, you can update it as things change for you.
Be Well and I hope that the time you spend here will be enjoyable!