It’s a personal choice. I don’t stop trading during NFP or any other news event. Sometimes it hurts my trading somewhat and sometimes it helps my trading. It all averages out in the long run. In my opinion, the purpose of auto-trading is to let the EAs do the trading.
You can follow my demo trading of FTMO. The demo accounts only last for 14 days and then I have to restart them. So I just combine all the results of all the 14 day periods to see how the FTMO is doing over the longer term.