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Towns were heading into the busiest part of budget season just before the coronavirus put a halt to public gatherings such as meetings and hearings.

That hasn’t stopped municipalities like South Kingstown and Narragansett from continuing with work on spending plans for the next fiscal year, but officials are now waiting to see if they can get a better picture of how much of a beating the economy will take and the effects locally.

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Lou Senerchia always looks forward to the seasonal migration back to his warm-weather home in Rhode Island, and the Florida snowbird wasn’t about to let a little quarantine spoil the springtime ritual.

“Whatever’s gotta get done is going to get done,” said Senerchia, a surgical mask dangling from his neck after his flight landed at T.F. Green Airport. “It’s always good to be home.”