It’s a good practice. Not only to make sure everyone is meeting their goals, but also to stay social with remote workers, as they can often feel isolated or forgotten about (especially if there are other workers who see each other in person, as will be the case when people start shifting back to working in the office in phases).
Knowing they will have an opportunity to speak to the team or have 1-on-1 meetings with their manager at regular intervals helps remote workers feel more plugged in to what’s going on, without putting the onus on them to set up meetings or request phone calls.
Routines, including regular meetings, also help remote workers with one of their pet peeves: a lack of work-life balance. Plus, meetings signal that it’s work time, and trigger people’s professional mode, the same way their commute used to.