Next release candidate is scheduled for May 18th so ~7 weeks.
Doing 2.26.2 would be really hard at this point as we would have to cherry pick two specific PRs (one in Math and one in stanc3). We cant release the current state of develop as that is 2.27.
Given that this issue has been in Stan since we introduced stanc3 (2.22), which is now about 14 months old and we have seen a few reports just now, I think we can wait for 7 more weeks.
But if others feel otherwise, we can do it. If it would be something we introduced in 2.26, I would say we do it.