Temporary pause an alert rule in Grafana 9.1

Is there way to temporary pause an alert rule in 9.1?

You can create a temporary silence rule. you can get to them from the alerting pages. https://grafana.com/docs/grafana/latest/alerting/silences/

“silence” does not seem to prevent the State from changing to Firing. It may only prevent the notification from being sent. I would like to have the alert rule not evaluated at all.