Darkside Records COVID-19 Response

Darkside Records COVID-19 Response

COVID-19 UPDATE - June 8, 2020

In coordination and compliance with the NYS PAUSE reopening guidelines, Darkside Records located at 611 Dutchess Tpk in Poughkeepsie NY will be reopening to the public June 12th, 2020! 

You’re doing great, Hudson Valley. After two-months of “NYS on Pause” the state’s mandatory stay-at-home initiative to combat the COVID-19 pandemic, we are happy to announce that Darkside Records will be re-opening it’s doors Friday, June 12 for in-store shopping! We will be open daily from 10a-6pm.

Pursuant to the Governor’s Executive Orders, Phase 2 allows a wide range of businesses to reopen, including many professional services, hair salons, retail, real estate and outdoor dining beginning June 9 in the Mid-Hudson Region. In compliance with those safety regulations, we will resume in-store shopping, and ask that any customers abide by the following rules:

- Wear a face mask (we sell reusable masks or a mask can be provided)
- Wash or Sanitize Hands (upon entry, hand sanitizer located by front door)
- Remain 6’ Apart (and follow proper social distancing guidelines)

Reopening June 12. Curbside pickup and free shipping available at darkside records

Darkside Records will continue to take precautionary steps to ensure the safety of all our staff and customers including regular cleaning & disinfecting & cleaning as well as wiping down all surfaces, fixtures, counters, and product in our best effort to combat this virus. Our staff has been advised to wear facemasks, wash hands frequently and to remain away from our premises if feeling any symptoms for extra precaution. We’ve also hired professional cleaners for weekly cleaning and disinfecting.

Darkside will continue to offer free contactless curbside pickup as well as free US shipping on all orders over $35. Place an order via phone (845-452-8010), via our website, discogs page, Virtual Shopper (a personal shopping experience live via Instagram Video or Facetime). Private shopping appointments can be made for high-risk or immuno-compromised shoppers. Additionally ⁣If you have records you’d like to sell, we will still be doing buying- please call us to make an appointment. ⁣

We are monitoring the coronavirus pandemic very closely, including updates released by both the CDC and the NYS Dept of Health, and will be making the appropriate changes and taking action wherever necessary. You can reach us anytime directly with comments, concerns, updates or to place orders at 845-452-8010, info@darksiderecords.com, or via our social media pages.⁣ 

See more information on New York Forward here.
See more information on cornavirus safety via the CDC

See previous updates below. 


COVID-19 UPDATE - MAY 26, 2020

Effective May 26, 2020 in coordination and compliance with the NYS PAUSE reopening guidelines, we will be reinstating CURBSIDE PICKUP!

Our great state has begun the reopening process in response to the coronavirus. The first step, Phase One, officially starts May 26 and allows retail spaces in the Hudson Valley to do curbside pickup. So now any orders placed via phone, our website or our discogs pages can be picked up right here at our 611 Dutchess Turnpike location!

Curbside pickups must be done between 10am - 6pm, require a mask to be worn, and must follow all appropriate social distancing guidelines (please remain six feet apart and take all safety precautions). 

curbside pickup available at darkside records

We are still offering free shipping- you can now get free media mail shipping on all orders over $35. 

We also launched a Patreon account to offer a fun way to support our independent business during this time! We have multiple tiers of monthly subscriptions that all come with great perks and discounts. 

As soon as we have any other updates we will post them here- we appreciate your support and patience!

See you in the bins,
Darkside Records


COVID-19 UPDATE - MARCH 27, 2020

After heavy consideration, effective March 17 2020, for the health and safety of our customers, staff, families, and community Darkside records will be closing our shop to the public and switching to shipping or delivery only.

Customers can place orders via phone (845-452-8010), via our website (darksiderecords.com) or on our discogs page (http://bit.ly/ds-discogs) . We will be working to add inventory to our website and Discogs page so please check them regularly. Deliveries are being done semi-daily and you will be notified when we are coming. ⁣

We are also introducing Virtual Shopping! Connect with us on Instagram Video, Facebook Live Video or Facetime, and a Darkside employee will be your surrogate shopper, going through the racks and showing you anything you’d like to see for purchasing. ⁣

If you have records you’d like to sell, we will still be doing buying- please call us to make an appointment in-store or we can still travel to you to pick up. ⁣

We are monitoring the coronavirus pandemic very closely, including updates released by both the CDC and the NYS Dept of Health, and will be making the appropriate changes and taking action wherever necessary. Things are changing pretty much daily here, and we believe these changes are in the best interest of our community so we will do our best to continue to provide your favorite music, movies and more. If you have any questions or concerns please contact us directly. Follow our social media pages for frequent updates.⁣

Stay safe and healthy out there- we’re all in this together. We will of course resume regular hours and get back to all the usual silliness here as soon as it’s safe for everyone, and we wholeheartedly appreciate all your support in the meantime.⁣

See you in the bins,
Darkside Records


COVID-19 RESPONSE - FEB 2020

Hey friends,

With everything going on surrounding the spread of the COVID-19 virus, we wanted to share our thoughts and policies going forward for the time being. Stay safe, stay healthy, and if you do get quarantined, remember we ship music, movies, games, and even hand sanitizer. =) We wanted to keep you in the loop on how Darkside Records is responding to COVID-19. We will continue to be open until we’re forced not to be and we take the health and safety of our customers, staff and community very seriously. 

Darkside Records is taking extra precautionary steps to ensure the safety of all our staff and customers. We have taken additional daily measures to ensure we are regularly cleaning & disinfecting and cleaning our space including wiping down all surfaces, fixtures, glass, tables, counters, and product daily in our best effort to combat this virus. We’ve hired professional cleaners to come in weekly for additional cleaning and disinfecting. We are following the rules and monitoring updates released by both the CDC and the NYS Dept of Health, and will be making the appropriate changes and taking action wherever necessary.  Our staff has been advised, as well as our patrons, to wash hands frequently and if feeling any symptoms to remain away from our premises for extra precaution.

We’d love to see you in-store, but understand if you cannot make it into the store and are now offering FREE SHIPPING on any internet or phone orders above $25, and FREE DELIVERY on any internet or phone orders above $25 within 15 miles of our store (includes Poughkeepsie, Wappingers Falls, Fishkill, Beacon, New Paltz and Newburgh NY!) Our online store is available 24/7 at darksiderecords.com, and visit our discogs store. We also offer gift cards you can purchase and use now or when things go back to normal.

We will be monitoring the situation closely and will advise you of any changes to our event schedule. Record Store Day has been postponed to the fall, and we'll keep you updated on any changes and updates on our website or facebook page

You can reach us anytime directly with comments, concerns, or to place phone orders at 845-452-8010 or info@darksiderecords.com

Stay safe, wash your hands and enjoy some tunes. 

See you in the bins,
Darkside Records

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