I go to an absolute ton of live events, my calender went from completely booked for months and I had 5 trips booked/going to be booked until all this stuff started so I totally get using these things as a distraction but if you're thinking that sports won't be intertwined with the things you're trying to get away from I think you're mistaken for at the least the start of them. It might go away but sports are more involved in politics and social issues more than they ever been before in our country.
However, I don't feel any need to rush back into any building with a lot of people simply because there are morons in the crowd who simply don't care about the other people around. I don't see myself attending any games for the 20-21 season and I will absolutely defer my season tickets until the 21-22 season if they give us the option and I will fight the Devils front office over this until they give in if they don't.
Also this is literally the best time in history to have to deal with a quarantine. Between the amount of different forms of entertainment available, movies/tv, whatever you want to stream available to watch. Video games that you can just download to your systems. Whole books available to download in an instant, etc etc etc.
In this day and age if you're simply bored there's really nobody to blame but yourself. Hockey can't be the only thing you enjoy entertainment wise or sporting wise. I personally hate baseball. I can't remember the last time I watched a game and I couldn't even tell you who was in the world series last year let alone who won. If baseball was the only sport left in the world I'd simply never watch sports again lol
I also think it's extremely easy to avoid all news whatsoever if you feel like you're being constantly bombarded by it. If you don't watch it on tv and don't participate in social media you literally can live in your own bubble if that's what you want to do.
The MLS is trying to start on Wednesday and they have had to postpone one game already because Dallas has 10 positive tests. Other teams are still arriving in the Disney Orlando bubble they are trying to do. If they can pull it off in Florida of all places then it will probably look better for the NHL to be able to pull off this tournament.
Personally I just don't care what happens this year when it comes to sports. As years go by I find myself less and less of a fan of the NHL and more strickly a Devils fan and since we aren't involved I don't care what the outcome is.