There is already a requirement for the community leaders (CLs) to host in-person meetups, and the decision is whether to loosen it or do away with it entirely. If that requirement is scrapped, then I feel the best we could do is make a strong recommendation that a CL still helps bring people together in-person. It would be up to each CL to determine if they want to make it a goal or not.
All the resources to host in-person meetups would still be available. So, theoretically, there’s just as much stopping a CL now from getting people together in-person than there would be later with an emphasis on online interactions. Leaving it up to each person to decide how to go about hosting live gatherings, without some strong guidelines or suggestions, has never worked well for the organizations I’ve been a part of.